This is a fairly complex and unique restoration of a top tube where the design consists of random letters. Here is the finished restore 100% as per the original.
Some of you may know the brand and model based on the component. I want to show how complex colour can get when it is a moving target. There is a perception that the original, on the left, is the benchmark when in fact what it shows is an uneven colour spread which we have had to emulate. The first one we sprayed was rejected for not matching the frame in situ when in fact the original was part of a total respray where the colour shifts across the surfaces (possibly for effect I don’t know). We appreciate the challenge. It teaches us to look even more closely in order to finish the bike the way it was sprayed.
Pictures speak louder then words. This project was part of CBR ZA’s training course in the UK. It completed the 94.7 race in Johannesburg. We ride what we fix! Congratulations Team CBR ZA
This is a fairly complex and unique restoration of a top tube where the design consists of random letters. The lighter part of the image shows the replacement stencil showing a facsimile of the pattern. The darker part is the top tube where the restore will take place.
The jury is out whether or not this new head tube suspension system is good or not. We always enjoy getting bikes from Mclaren to sort out. It passed all QC checks, rebuilt and tested. You can save a bucket load of money repairing and restoring your bike just send us some pics and we can quote. Safe winter riding.
Why would you spray on an effect rather then get it re-brushed? These aluminium sections are usually abrased on buffer machines before the frame is assembled so the effect is continuous . When we get asked to replicate this effect we usually make it clear that we can’t obviously replicate the effect exactly with paint but in this case we managed to restore this beloved Cannondale frame back to it 98% original finish.
Now it is Colnago’s turn for some gentle criticism…For those who don’t know we are their official restorers, none-the-less we are a trusted opinion resource of carbon knowledge which we share with you. It has to be said that NO brand is without fault. In this instance the C60 is under the spotlight for a possible structural oversight. I am sure they can rectify this the next signature model. Please note this bike is not dangerous to ride.
The issue is the top tube fragility. Since they were released we have repaired many C60 almost entirely on the top tube area. This is a red flag and is most likely not a warrantable claim. I get the impression the designers did it to reduce weight or introduce sympathetic compliance, I don’t know. In my opinion they could do with 1 more layer to ensure that it does not crack so comparatively easily. No doubt this is a small remedial modification but caution to all C60 owners out there – Please do not engage your top tube for anything other than to clean it otherwise thrash it as hard as you can and enjoy another great bike from the Colnago stable albeit with some imperfection.
You are riding your new mountain bike. You smash the BB on a rock. It is a gonner. No warranty. You check to see what your insurance excess is on a new frame…you try us. We tell you it is repairable to as good as new and we warranty the repair (in this case). You get it back. You are so impressed you write and tell us. Thanks!
“Just wanted to say how impressed I was with the quality and finish of the repair you performed on my specialized enduro. I was gutted when I damaged the frame as I had only ridden it 3 times but you excellent service has cheered me up again. I will recommend you to my cycling buddies. Thanks Dave
Ex team Katusha Canyon CF Aerode downtube fracture repair and restoration. It’s getting slippery out there. Go easy…