TREK MADONE FRONT FORK CRACKS

This one baffled me. I don’t usually repair forks but I looked as if it was a manufacturing problem/ Monday bike. The client was heading to the Alps and wanted a solution as Trek do not sell front forks apparently? He was stuck as he bought the bike on Ebay. He left it against a wall outside and came back to find these cracks had appeared…

After I cleared away the cracked paint I noted the aluminum dropouts butted up against carbon. Obviously there is an overlap but when metal expands and contracts against carbon you get movement. Strange design in my opinion. We decided the best solution was to secure the join and brace the area with a carbon collar to ensure the area was structurally locked. He was concerned about the logos but with careful work I managed to carbon the area and keep it tidy too.

TREK MEDONE 6 SEAT STAY AND DROPOUT REPAIR

A side impact on the dropout and damaged seat stay. The dropout was pretty distorted but I managed to re-align for the hanger. Luckily. If that was cracked then it was a new frame.
Seat stay had damage from the chain on impact so a profiled layup secured that issue. I managed to save the logo too! Customer is chuffed he doesn’t have to spend £1300
Thanks to Dorking’s Head-for-the-hills for recommending me!

Customer email:
‘Rob
Just a note to say thanks for the work that you did recently, great recommendation from Dan.
Rode out last weekend and it was as if nothing had happened
Best wishes
James’