That came in the form of a strap from the stem to the seat post that kept the seat tube from bending and the only downside was “the constant scream of metal on metal.” Not to much to put up with for 40kms! At the next rest stop the guys blagged a fresh bike and set off for the rest of the trip. Some amazing bodging here and a proper, logical solution saved the day.
We will be rounding up the best of the best bodges, tweaks and hacks that have been sent it next week so if you have any last minute gems then fire them over to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy bodging!