TREK PROJECT ONE RESTORE – PART 2

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.

WE RIDE WHAT WE FIX!

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

TREK PROJECT ONE RESTORE – PART 1

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.

2017 MCLAREN ROUBAIX REPAIR AND RESTORED

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.

AT THE MERCY OF THE REPAIRER

Here is a typical example of a repair produced by someone else in the carbon repair industry. This frame was brought to us to repair the head tube section. The poor repair in pic 1 is unsympathetic to the structure of the frame. It must conform to the design parameter . The CBR repair is correct. Before restoring the paint, the repair is QC’d to ensure it is safe to apply a lifetime warranty to. Do your research and read reviews on your chosen repairer before you find yourself unconvinced that your bike is safe to ride.

COLNAGO C60 CAUTION

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.

‘WE FIX ANY BIKE’

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

TEAM KATUSHA CANYON AERODE

Ex team Katusha Canyon CF Aerode downtube fracture repair and restoration. It’s getting slippery out there. Go easy…

MERCEDES F1 endorse CarbonBikeRepair

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 offer an express service for those who need a quick turn around.