At last we get to see the new F12, and what a beauty it is too! Super light and stiff. The distributers in the UK have asked us to review some cosmetic damage which we can gladly help them with. The new Pinarrello UK are a fantastic team and their service is spot on from our experience. Chase them up for a demo of this beast. Honestly its another step up!
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.
In the past we used to ask customers to get their bikes stripped to prepare for the repair and respray. We now offer a full service at very competitive rates which means less hassle for you!
Your bike is not only overseen by some of the most knowledgeable mechanics in the business who work with high end bikes all day, but we also provide one of the largest inventories of upgrade components available in the UK.
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.
To be able to colour match as many bikes as we do to near 100%, we have to have a relationship with the paint manufacturer who can personally engage with our teams to make sure our processes align with their relationships with the brands. The tools and the processes we have invested in allow us to deliver near perfect finishes every time.
However we often have to match bikes which have been exposed to UV over time which will change the colour. We use a scanning and recording process to register the variations and store these colours in a large physical and data library which we refer to.
We have thousands of brand model colours in various states of exposure which require the same high quality finishes which we are known for!
Please contact Carbon Bike Repair if you would like to explore a colour change or a restoration of your bike. Happy summer riding!
Ask any paint shop to restore a chrome finish to seamless result and they might say ‘Sorry we have to respray the entire bike’ but nooooo not here.
Carbon Bike Repair resprayers have pride in there work coupled with 2 years of training to qualify just to attempt a supervised restoration! It is no wonder your bike looks as complete and unaffected as it was before it came to us. A Google review search will tell you how well we have done so far. We have no intention of getting complacent either!
‘Please can you replicate the Peter Sagan Specialized range for our customer?’ – 2 weeks later……
There was a rumour going around that we have stopped custom respays all together. NO WE HAVE NOT!
As with all busy seasons we have deferred work in the past but we are taking on more custom projects then ever before. THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO WHAT WE CAN DO.