Why would you spray on an effect rather then get it re-brushed? These aluminium sections are usually abrased on buffer machines before the frame is assembled so the effect is continuous . When we get asked to replicate this effect we usually make it clear that we can’t obviously replicate the effect exactly with paint but in this case we managed to restore this beloved Cannondale frame back to it 98% original finish.
Here is a typical example of a repair produced by someone else in the carbon repair industry. This frame was brought to us to repair the head tube section. The poor repair in pic 1 is unsympathetic to the structure of the frame. It must conform to the design parameter . The CBR repair is correct. Before restoring the paint, the repair is QC’d to ensure it is safe to apply a lifetime warranty to. Do your research and read reviews on your chosen repairer before you find yourself unconvinced that your bike is safe to ride.
The Advanced Engineering show in Birmingham is an opportunity for composite technology companies to share their offerings to companies like us. This year’s show produced some interesting technology and materials for us to test over the winter. Safety is always the most important aspect of our process. It is therefore important to ensure that the new technology manufacturers use to build bikes are available for us to repair them.
You are riding your new mountain bike. You smash the BB on a rock. It is a gonner. No warranty. You check to see what your insurance excess is on a new frame…you try us. We tell you it is repairable to as good as new and we warranty the repair (in this case). You get it back. You are so impressed you write and tell us. Thanks!
“Just wanted to say how impressed I was with the quality and finish of the repair you performed on my specialized enduro. I was gutted when I damaged the frame as I had only ridden it 3 times but you excellent service has cheered me up again. I will recommend you to my cycling buddies. Thanks Dave
Ex team Katusha Canyon CF Aerode downtube fracture repair and restoration. It’s getting slippery out there. Go easy…
We recently came in for some criticism for a bike which was scratched when returned. We are not in the habit of passing blame. We will always rectify should there be any doubt who is responsible. However when all bikes come in they are shrink wrapped before being processed. When we post it back the seat height position and handlebar position is registered and we supply assembly instructions in the box along with some carbon paste in some cases. We generally package the bike in 3 different layers: Layer 1 – Each tube is individually wrapped. Layer 2 – overall protective wrapping is applied. Layer 3 – Finally the box is filled with packing material and additional components are secured before sealing the box.
Make sure you sign for the box “DAMAGED” if you are unsure the bike was mishandled. Some couriers will simply not wait for you to check over the bike. If you don’t we can’t help if you have a claim.
As the winter season creeps in we are able to attend to more pressing inquiries sooner. Don’t wait until the season is about to start before you seek assistance. We are also able to take on a few more custom resprays at this time so get in touch before the waiting times increase. Remember we offer an express service for those who need a quick turn around.
Yes I know the P5 is UCI compliant and therefore less futuristic however, just admire the design considerations in the new P5x! It reminds me of the Zipp bike which is still pretty handy I am told but this one has to be pound-for-pound the quickest manufactured bicycle out there right now. Let me know otherwise!
I am surprised however by the weight..I would have thought it slightly lighter but I imagine the inertia counts for a lot on flat terrain, still nice to see one here for repair and restoration.
As a repair service we have to validate what we do if we are to have any credibility, we therefore warranty more areas of the bike then the manufacturer typically would. That said there are still components on the bike we would be foolish to warranty, namely locations that require clamping or assembling. Remember to ask what sort of warranty applies to your specific repair.