CLOSED FRIDAY 15 DEC 2017

Our office and workshop will be closed on Friday 15 Dec 2017 for our Xmas Team Lunch!  We will re-open on Monday 18 Dec 2017.

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.

BSI STANDARDS FOR CARBON BIKE REPAIR

The BSI Assurance Mark is for organisations whose management systems have met or exceeded the requirements of the BSI standard or scheme. CBR is committed to the highest safety standards, customer service and workmanship. Merry Xmas and hopefully we don’t see you in 2018!

CBR UK team

COLOUR MATCHING

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.

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.

BRUSHED ALUMINIUM EFFECT

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.

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.

ADVANCED ENGINEERING 2017

The Advanced Engineering show in Birmingham is an opportunity for composite technology companies to share their offerings to companies like us.  This year’s show produced some interesting technology and materials for us to test over the winter. Safety is always the most important aspect of our process. It is therefore important to ensure that the new technology manufacturers use to build bikes are available for us to repair them.