Entries by Rob Granville

FLAKING PAINT ON NAKED CARBON

Many who searched online for a resolution to this issue are in for not-so-good news – It was a bad idea from the start to clear lacquer any naked carbon. Don’t get confused between shiny moulded race car surfaces. These are not painted. Only a well polished high pressure mold can create this clean finish. […]

EXPRESS SERVICE DOWNTUBE REPAIR & RESTORE A roof rack incident has left this Wilier damaged in a highly detailed section of the downtube. The client required his bike to be repaired within 1 week if possible so he could attend a race in Europe the following week. We managed to repair, test and restore the […]

PACKING YOUR BIKE: DO’S AND DON’TS

Here are a few packing tips to help you with when it comes packing your carbon bike safely for courier delivery: Always use a dropout protector if you take the rear wheel off. It is a little plastic ‘stick’ that slots into the dropouts to stop the rear stays from being crushed in transit. Same […]

LOOK 586 DROPOUT MODIFICATION

If you ever need an example of the level of competence within CBR here it is. A newly redesigned and injection moulded dropout to replace the original Look design. Why did we change it? The left picture shows the original carbon dropout which is poor frankly. You can’t, without considerable risk, re-align the hanger without […]

INSPECTIONS AT CARBONBIKEREPAIR: INITIAL INSPECTION

Pre and post repair inspections are key to ensuring that we have control over the quality of the weld and the warranty of our repairs. All bikes that come into CBR are subject to an initial pre-repair inspection before we provide a final quote. There are many cases where additional fractures go undetected. This basic […]

INSPECTIONS AT CARBONBIKEREPAIR: FULL SCAN – MICROSCOPE

Pre repair and post repair inspections are key to ensuring that we have control over the quality and the warranty of our repairs. If you have specifically requested a ‘Full scan’ (Full Health Check) part of the scan process is still manual. The microscope is used to identify micro fractures which confirm what we are […]

INSPECTIONS AT CARBONBIKEREPAIR: FULL SCAN – THERMOGRAPHIC X-RAY

Pre repair and post repair inspections are key to ensuring that we have control over the quality and the warranty of our repairs. Thermography is the ultimate in flaw detection. It has taken 4 years to identify a process which provides primary flaw detection using infra-red energy and 4k thermo imaging to read energy dissipation […]

COLNAGO EPS HEAD TUBE FRACTURE AND PAINT RESTORATION

It must be Colnago week for complex repairs. This frame suffered a massive head-on collision but after a full thermo scan we were able to confirm that only the head tube lugs and tube ends were damaged making it an economical repair. Lug bonded joints are always slighly more tricky to repair as you have […]

C60 COLNAGO 100% REPAIR AND RESTORE

Written off, 2 major fractures, sheered seat post at the front mech moulding and chain stay snapped in half. Can it really come back to life and retain its original value?? It sure can. Nothing can replace qualified carbon technicians and sprayers. The repairs and paint restoration are indetectable using thermographic imaging and ultrasound. No […]