Entries by Rob Granville

FULL SERVICE WHILST IT IS BEING REPAIRED

In the past we used to ask customers to get their bikes stripped to prepare for the repair and respray. We now offer a full service at very competitive rates which means less hassle for you! Your bike is not only overseen by some of the most knowledgeable mechanics in the business who work with […]

ANOTHER HAPPY CUSTOMER

Hi There, Apologies for the delay in giving any feedback on my repair but I have had a well deserved holiday :0) I took it for a good workout last night. I can report that the repair stood up well to the test and I very happy with the finished product. I would like to […]

HOW DO WE COLOUR MATCH TO THE ORIGINAL BIKE?

To be able to colour match as many bikes as we do to near 100%, we have to have a relationship with the paint manufacturer who can personally engage with our teams to make sure our processes align with their relationships with the brands. The tools and the processes we have invested in allow us […]

COMPLEX PAINT EFFECT RESTORATION

Ask any paint shop to restore a chrome finish to seamless result and they might say ‘Sorry we have to respray the entire bike’ but nooooo not here. CBR resprayers have pride in there work coupled with 2 years of training to qualify just to attempt a supervised restoration! It is no wonder your bike […]

SAGAN CUSTOM RESPRAY

‘Please can you replicate the Peter Sagan Specialized range for our customer please?’ – 2 weeks later.. There was a rumour going around that we have stopped custom respays all together. NO WE HAVE NOT! As with all busy seasons we have deferred work in the past but we are taking on more custom projects […]

RESULTS OF POOR CARBON REPAIR

We recently received this bike with a top fracture. It did not take long to discover that a previous repair had taken place. We recognise the repairer’s work in this case. What’s the fuss? Remember how I always bang on about symmetry and repairs which meet the specifications of the surrounding material, well when we […]

RESTORING NEW BIKES

Manufacturers often send new frames to us for restoration due to transport and handling damage. It is not economically viable to send it back to the factory. Instead they send them to us. In this case Orro bikes sent a bike where the matt finish on this frame was damaged, possibly when pulled out of […]

CANDY VS METALLIC

We often get asked what the difference is. The picture tells all. Metallic paint contains an additive of metallic flakes in the paint. This produces the coloured shimmer we all see on metallic painted cars. Candy is totally different. The effect is a more ‘3d’ see-through look. It is a more vibrant colour which changes […]

MERRY CHRISMAS TO ALL!

It’s that time again, rushing about trying to finish off the year as Christmas rapidly approaches. It’s been a record breaker for us so thank you to all who came to us looking for a solution whether you are a private customer or a trade partner. We look forward to another big year in carbon […]

CARBON BIKE INSPECTIONS

During the course of a typical inspection the frame will undergo a stress test to reveal any hidden defects. In some cases where internal delamination occurs, where it is not obvious, the stress testing should reveal the problem. A full report is delivered which will indicate any issues and advisories for the client to process.