FULL SERVICE WHILST IT IS BEING REPAIRED

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.

ANOTHER HAPPY CUSTOMER

Hi There,

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.

Thanks again.

Best Regards
Martin C****

HOW DO WE COLOUR MATCH TO THE ORIGINAL BIKE?

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!

COMPLEX PAINT EFFECT RESTORATION

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!

SAGAN CUSTOM RESPRAY

‘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.

RESULTS OF POOR CARBON REPAIR

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.

RESTORING NEW BIKES

Manufacturers often send new frames to us for restoration due to transport and handling damage. It is not economically viable to send it back to the factory. Instead they send them to us.

In this case Orro bikes sent a bike where the matt finish on this frame was damaged, possibly when pulled out of the box. We restored the matt to its original state. We do not attempt to ‘improve’ the original finish of the masking but bring it back to factory finish.

 

CANDY VS METALLIC

We often get asked what the difference is. The picture tells all!

Metallic paint contains an additive of metallic flakes in the paint. This produces the coloured shimmer we all see on metallic painted cars.

Candy is totally different. The effect is a more ‘3D’ see-through look. It is a more vibrant colour which changes at different angles. The process of application is more complex too. The under coat is usually a shiny metallic silver of gold colour. The topcoat of this a tranlucent colour, in this example red, which is applied over the top allowing the base colour to ‘pop’ through.

When you ask for metallic or candy finish please provide your sprayer with a sample of what you want. Pictures are hard to analyse. The outcome can be very different!

MERRY CHRISMAS TO ALL!

It’s that time again, rushing about trying to finish off the year as Christmas rapidly approaches. It’s been a record breaker for us so thank you to all who came to us looking for a solution whether you are a private customer or a trade partner. We look forward to another big year in carbon repair and restoration.

Merry Christmas to all!

CARBON BIKE INSPECTIONS

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.