Looks simple enough to repair but not so it turns out. Seat tube is so thin I am amazed so many carbon frames entertain a braze-on and not collar. Yes I know – It allows for variations in tube profile, still not the strongest bit of the frame. I believe Trek have since included a 4th rivet version? Nice. I had to build a fatter cross section to handle future chain suck. Let’s see what Bob says next time he hits the hills in Wales!

(Oops! Just noticed 3rd image is from a Focus braze-on repair from the same week)

Carbon can be repaired safely

Not all damaged carbon bikes are beyond repair. Don’t discard them, regardless of what the bike shop tells you. You’ll be surprised..


Another unfortunate bike falls victim to the chain. Having repaired many such ‘injuries’ this one looks as though the repaired section is cleaner then the rest of the bike! I will spray black or white when it makes more sense then to simply coat with lacquer. This is not part of the repair quote.


Client was told this German made Pasculli frame was not safe and needed discarding! Not in the least. This is wasteful. The down tube was fractured on both top and bottom near the BB. Once a recess was created and carbon layups applied the frame is back to the happy customer who needed it for his charity ride across the UK.


As the Summer season rolls in the number of bikes coming through CBR is increasing. There are all types of crashes and breakages. So far all repairable! Many cyclist are saying how good it is having a Carbon Repair workshop servicing the South East. Bikes come in from as far as Bristol.

We are getting organized with a price list and label system for identification and Job ID. This will be available soon for download. Give me a ring or drop me an email if you have a query. Remember to send pics. It helps!


This hand built French bike, apparently one of it’s first runs, got reared by a Range Rover. Snapped off the right chain stay at the BB, cracked through the rear brake arch and later I discovered a crushed section of seat tube. Photos show repaired parts. This was a tricky repair due to the hard-to-reach brake arch and chain stay tolerance to the edge of the tyre. Very tight!
All repairs are flush to the profile. I am getting 50/50 deformation from both rear stays when compressed. Happy with this one. Lovely bike!


An old Specialized was brought to me with an incorrectly bonded frame causing the rear wheel to rub. I wasn’t sure I could repair it but as it turned out the parts all came away eventually with no damage and I was able to re-set the frame as well as bond other areas to ensure integrity. Rather chuffed with this one as it was a challenge!


Hole-through caused by chain popping off the chain ring. Several layers later and it’s 100%. As the area was a black colour around the BB, I thought it best to coat it in black instead of my usual protective lacquer coat. All good! Very very light frame wow!


I see an awful lot of chain damage to carbon bikes. More then crashes. Make sure your derailleur’s are adjusted to stop a ‘little’ early. Sometimes a heavy gear selection (particularly on the front derailleur) can pop the chain off the chain ring causing damage. It’s a simple fix. At least I managed to save the lovely logo! I do try :-))


Not sure I should be saying this but unless this bike was a ‘Monday bike’ I am not sure I’d like to be ramping off mountains on this. There seemed to be an awful amount of filler in the chainstay end. I would have preferred to see carbon there!