A customer from Greece asked us to save his marrage after he drove the bike into an overhead barrier, some of you might know that feeling! Anyway pictures paint a thousand words. Not only have we saved his marrage but provided him with a lifetime warranty to ensure he has a long and happy life!
Consider this – If you damaged your car door, and you have to repair it, who is best skilled to do the job?
The manufacturer uses machinery, materials and automation processes to construct an entire component, however 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.
Apart from the environmental aspect of needless waste, you can see just from a short period how many carbon bikes, some exceptionally expensive, are written-off through myth or demand.
Looking at this pile in our stores, it would be conceivable to assume that at least 70% of these frames and forks could be out giving someone great cycling pleasure. We have a salvage buying programme if anyone would like to have one of these bikes repaired for a fraction of the cost of a replacement. They all come with limited lifetime warranties so call with your size and your preference and we can look for you.
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.
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 thank your team for a professional service from communication through to the finished product and I would not hesitate to recommend you guys to anyone looking to get a bike repaired.
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 find that the repair is thicker then the surrounding material this occurs.
Why? Because the frame is designed to specifically respond to the flexing and movements subjected to it. When you stop this from happening then this occurs. You notice the original carbon has cracked on the edge of the repair.
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.
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.
Another one done, many more to go. If we can help sort your bike out get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Very. The quality and safety of a composite repair is reflected in the standard of the facilty and the engineers. Safe and complient carbon repairs require resources and training. It takes 2 years for a repairer at CBR to achieve 2 of the 3 qualification levels available at Carbon Bike Repair. The repair ‘theater’ is sealed and depressurised to prevent contamination during the repair cycle. The repair process passes through 3 QC stages before it is released to the restoration departement. Carbon bikes can be repaired safely if there is a standard by which to measure repairs.