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CAN A MANUFACTURER REPAIR A BIKE?

Consider this – If you damaged your car door, and you hand to repair it, who is best skilled to do the job?
The manufacturer uses machinery, materials and automation processes to construct an entire component, the repairer is skilled to remove damage and restore utilising totally different tools and skills for the job.
In carbon it is much the same, bikes are manufactured using a variety of machinery to mould semi-complete components which require assembly as well as inspect for manufacture anomalies. The repairer is equiped to identify fracture anomalies, largely not experienced by the manufacturer. The repairer utilises a variety of diagnostics and localised repair processes, again, uncommon to the manufacturer.
The two skill sets are unrelated and should not be confused with each other.

NON-WARRANTY SOLUTION FOR CARBON BIKES

Despite the lifetime warranties provided by many manufacturers, it is still the case that if your claim is out-of-warranty then you still need to replace at your cost. Why not explore the repair route? If it is repairable, we provide limited lifetime warranties on the repair work and 1-year paint warranty for a lot less than a replacement frame in your specific colour. CBR brand is well represented and integrated throughout the cycling industry. We save our customers millions of pounds per year collectively. If you would like more information please drop us a line, phone or visit Carbon Bike Repair and we would be happy to review your inquiry.

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.

COMPLETE BIKE RECOVERY

If you are unsure what to do in the event of an incident, here are some options available to you.
 If it is a carbon bike:

1 – Do not ask your local bike shop to assess it unless they are approved carbon bike inspectors. They will not usually take a risk and could advise unnecessary replacement.

2 – If you make a claim, ask the insurer to notify CompleteBikeRecovery to collect, inspect and report on the bike.

3 – You are welcome to contact us directly should you choose not to claim. Just send us an email with in-focus images and a description of the issue.

4 – We inspect carbon and the groupset at the same time. This usually takes 2 days.

5 – The submitted report covers : 1 – The cost of repair (if we are able to warranty) + cosmetic restoration. 2 – A new-for-old complete bike replacement option. 3 – Salvage value.

6 – We are able to inspect alloy frames too.