Good quality restoration of bicycles requires experience, brand knowledge and attention to detail. There are no short cuts. Don’t confuse custom bikes resprays with restoration. With restoration you are up against what is on the bike already so there is nowhere to hide.
Each manufacturer utilises different paints and processes to finish a bike. The restorer needs to be familiar with these processes. For example – Different light conditions highlight differences and UV exposure can alter the substrates or lacquers often within weeks of the restore.
We started restoring bikes as part of the carbon repair service about 4 years ago. We now have a data base of over 50 bike brands and multiple models within these brands dating back to the 1980’s.
To achieve this requires substantial investment and support from our manufacturer partners. As a result CarbonBikeRepair is moving again in 2016 to our new facility in Salfords in Surrey which will accommodate the increased volumes and shorten lead times further.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year for 2016!