Millions of Londoners have endured a day of transport chaos amid a strike by mechanics maintaining the capital's fleet of hire bicycles.
Staff walked out in two waves on Monday in a row over 800 job cuts, dodgy puncture repair kits and greasy hands.
Unions said support for the strike was "rock solid" while the city's transport bosses said London "was not paralysed".
Dave Green, managing director of the Cycle Hire scheme, said: "We are doing everything possible this evening to get people home. We are providing extra buses, river services, skateboards and unicycles. Some commuters have even been forced to use the Tube."
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "The message to the mayor and his transport officials is clear - stop playing fast and loose with safety, get these mechanics some decent puncture repair kits and Swarfega and start meaningful talks on a safe and secure future for the Cycle Hire scheme."
But commuters expressed their frustration at the disruptions.
Mark Charlesworth, of Barbican, said: "I nearly didn't make it into work today. I was forced to drive my Jag the 200 yards I normally cycle into the City. I think Bob Crow should be made to do the Tour de France on one of these bikes for this act of communist insurrection."
Paula Simmons, who used the Tube to her destination, said: "I'm now going to use an underground train system to take me from one part of the city to another. You'd think we were living in the middle ages or something."
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said "Ping Pong's coming home".