To assume that carbon bikes are more fragile would be unfair when like-for-like comparisons with alloy or steel are comparing apples to pears. The populist idea that carbon fibre is stronger then steel has undoubtedly fed sales in carbon bikes. What you are paying for is weight over stiffness. When manufacturers produce carbon frames which […]
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This post clearly illustrates one of the ways customers can achieve the custom design they are after with the assistance of our design service. As the downtube was being repaired, a rough illustration was submitted to us. We optimised the design to deliver their unique expression of what good custom design is – Balanced, individual […]
Another example of a Colnago C59 repair completed to 100% detail match. After the frame is pressure tested for compliance it is ready to be rebuilt to the customer spec here in our service centre and will be ready for dispatch later today. The repair comes with an owners lifetime warranty.
Here are some warning signs when looking for a trustworthy carbon repair service: 1 – ‘Pre-Preg’ Pre impregnated carbon fibre is used during the mould making stage of a frame. It is not suitable for repair in most cases. 2 – An autoclave (oven) is used to cure pre preg carbon fibre. This process can […]
This frame needs little introduction – Wiggins white custom painted Pinarello unfortunately sustained a top tube fracture across some rather important graphics of his achievements in road racing. Once repaired the top tube was restored to its original state.
Willier Cento 1 seatstay fracture. Ultrasound inspection showed no additional de-lamination. Client required a full restore to show through a hint of the repair as the rest of the finish shows the carbon layup under the black so it blends in a bit better. Repair and paint warrantied for life of ownership which is only […]
It might have taken over a year to finance, design and build the ultimate ‘bike hospital’, inspection, custom spray and service centre all-in-one but we got there in the end. Now we’re just ironing out the niggles. Sorry to all our patient customers, we will soon be at full power! Please make sure you check […]
It’s nearly goodbye to the old and into the new workshops for the repair team. Regardless we still have fun creating and repairing bikes the across the cycling community from Mapei Cervelo’s (yes..) to Wiggins’s own white F8. Hopefully soon we will be able to show you around the new CBR. Thank you for your […]
Having your bike repaired can often end up with a custom respray. In this case the owner runs a successful training camp in Majorca which is a great way to advertise his business. The repair and paint job carry a life time owners guarantee.
As carbon frames become cheaper more common place it is almost unusual to find a road bike in alloy anymore. What confuses the customer further is that some alloy frames are manufactured to look like carbon. The usual tell tale signs were welding lines on the joints. Bonding the lugs seem to be more common […]