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 set of eTaps. All carbon frames are inspected or repaired with warranties so you have peace of mind when buying from CycleRecycle.

If you are looking for something which is not online please send an email to info@cyclerecycle.cc and we can look for you. Happy shopping!

 

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 components together. We cannot be responsible for lacquer coming off. Hope this helps. Spread the news and happy summer riding!

CANYON RESTORATION

Another one done, many more to go. If we can help sort your bike out get in touch info@carbonbikerepair.co.uk

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!

SPECIALIZED CUSTOM

A beautiful gloss metallic black and gold S-Works including the stem and other components which match the bike.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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.

 

BE AWARE – CARBON CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY!

Recently one of our new carbon room ventilation fans burned out. Before we had our new facility with dust extraction systems, heaters and dremels would regularly burn out. We attributed this to the long hours they had to operate. It had not occurred to me that beside Graphene, carbon might also be a conductor of electricity. It was not until the last incident that I decided to check with a continuity tester. To my very surprise it was showing contact between the 2 terminals. Wow I had no idea! I feel a bit stupid as I am supposed to know a fair amount about the material but it never occurred to me..Now I think about it, motor brushes are pure carbon blocks duh..As well there it is.
I’m not sure how this would change anything other then if you were thinking of using your bike to ‘move’ a live wire out of your way, I would think again…

2018 SEASON IS WELL AND TRULY ON!

New challenges face CBR in our quest to remain the best even when it is really busy. Safety is our No1 priority. Quality and turnaround follow.  Excellent customer service is key to our status in the industry.

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.