Entries by Rob Granville

WHEN RECEIVING YOUR BIKE BACK BY COURIER

We recently came in for some criticism for a bike which was scratched when returned. We are not in the habit of passing blame. We will always rectify should there be any doubt who is responsible. However when all bikes come in they are shrink wrapped before being processed. When we post it back the […]

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR BIKE READY FOR THE SEASON

As the winter season creeps in we are able to attend to more pressing inquiries sooner. Don’t wait until the season is about to start before you seek assistance. We are also able to take on a few more custom resprays at this time so get in touch before the waiting times increase. Remember we […]

CERVELO DESIGN EVOLUTION

Yes I know the P5 is UCI compliant and therefore less futuristic however, just admire the design considerations in the new P5x! It reminds me of the Zipp bike which is still pretty handy I am told but this one has to be pound-for-pound the quickest manufactured bicycle out there right now. Let me know […]

WHAT IS WARRANTIED FOR LIFE?

As a repair service we have to validate what we do if we are to have any credibility, we therefore warranty more areas of the bike then the manufacturer typically would. That said there are still components on the bike we would be foolish to warranty, namely locations that require clamping or assembling. Remember to […]

THE WORLD CHAMPIONS BIKE

You can imagine our Slovakian team members getting excited to finally have Peter Sagan’s Specialized Tarmac in for custom work. We try not to show any favouritism!  

ARE CARBON MOUNTAIN BIKES SAFE TO REPAIR?

Our warranty policy is clear but requires some clarification on the term ‘Normal riding.’ It was a damage limitation phrase derived by the powers-that-be in the legal departments regarding appropriate usage. Mountain bikes, in particular, fall foul to this when it comes to warranty claims. We know this because on occasion we have repaired BB’s […]

MY PROBLEM WITH CARBON SPOKES

Wheel designers are constantly looking for efficiencies but some current trends are turning out to be problematic. As with carbon clinchers I just wish they would put carbon spokes to bed now…I really don’t get it.  Apart from the fact that carbon spoked wheels are very expensive, in most cases you can’t replace or repair them. In […]

THE HIDDEN IMPORTANCE OF THE SEAT TUBE

You shouldn’t accept ridicule from cyclist who think they know just how important the seat tube is on a bike. For example, did you know that currently the humble seat tube is one of the most design focused areas on a carbon bike (I refer to established brands). Granted the new Cervelo P5x TT bike […]

TRAINING AT CARBON BIKE REPAIR

The opening date for Carbon Bike Repair South Africa is set for 1st of September 2017. Their advanced training course is now coming to a successful conclusion before we fly them back home. However..there is one final test.  Even though they are now qualified in advanced carbon repair and restoration to Level 3, the new […]