Entries by Rob Granville

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.

COMPLEX BIKE GRAPHICS RESTORATION

Challenges continue as bike design become more and more complex. Post repair graphics on this bike, for example, are created as high print quality waterslide images. Regardless we able to continue to grow with developments.  

GCN VISIT TO CARBON BIKE REPAIR UK

For those cycle enthusiasts who follow Global Cycling Network are in for a surprise. GCN take you on a rare visit into the workings of our facility as we share useful advice on carbon repair and restoration hosted by Oliver Bridgewood. Look out for the video 2 weeks on Sunday featured on GCN Tech.

NEW RECYCLING SHOP OPEN ONLINE

Now open! Please pop over to www.cyclerecycle.cc for a browse through our online store of 2nd hand used components. We literally carry every brand. Some components are in new condition others are marked and some are sold for spare parts. We stock hard-to-find parts from expensive wheels to 1 shifter on sale out of a […]

ADHESIVE TAPE IS DEADLY FOR CARBON BIKES

Have I got your attention now 😉 Masking tape, electrical tape, sticky tape, basically any form of high tack adhesive tape can pull the top coat off your paint work very easily. If you are packing your bike to send us or if you are travelling please only use cable ties or Velcro to hold […]

JUST A BAD DREAM

To have your bike returned from Carbon Bike Repair is to expect to forget anything ever occurred in the first place. Was it just a bad dream that I opened my travel bag to find the chain stay snapped on my beautiful Willier Cento1…Oh yes I forgot!