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When money-saving ideas go bad…

Published: 11 November 2003

Updated: 19 November 2014

Have you tried to save money with a biking bodge only to have it become a total disaster? Do you still get laughed at when people remember your DIY mechanical skills?

If you’ve got a tale of a plan that seemed a good idea at the time, we’d like to hear from you. If you tried to fix a hole in your exhaust with a bit of old rubber glove and a Tango can, or you adapted a twig to use as a makeshift gear lever, then we want to hear all about it.

Email your stories to with ‘DIY Disasters’ in the subject line.

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