Color Matching

We often get questions about how difficult it really is to repair a carbon bike. In reality, it’s not that difficult, but what IS difficult is the finish work, especially paint matching. Paint can come in a seemingly infinite number of hues, then you add on pearlized, metallic, metal flake and god knows what else, doing a perfect paint match job can be daunting.

Colnago Carbon Fiber Repair

This recent Colnago M10 carbon fiber repair we did for Colnago USA was one of the more difficult jobs we’ve encountered. It required a few visits to a hot rod shop to really nail the bright red color with special red metallic flake perfectly. It takes a lot of extra time and effort to achieve this level of detail, but for some customers who want nothing less than perfection, it’s worth the added expense.

Colnago Carbon Fiber Repair

Trek Project One

Beautiful pink Trek Madone Project One before…

Trek Project One Frame Damage

Beautiful pink Trek Madone Project One after…

Trek Project One Frame Repair

Cervelo S2

Before…

Cervelo S2 Carbon Frame Damage

During…

Cervelo S2 Carbon Frame Damage

After!

Cervelo S2 Carbon Frame Repair

Colnago M10

In addition to doing work for bike shops and individual customers, we also do work for manufacturers including Colnago USA. Recently Colnago sent us four frames from the Team Type 1 pro cycling team, all of which had damaged or severed seatstays, and a couple with blown out water bottle holder bosses. Here are two frames with the worst damage.

Colnago M10 Frame Damage

Colnago M10 Frame Damage

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Repairing a Repair

A good friend sent us his Specialized Tarmac that had recently been repaired by a well-known repair facility that will remain nameless in this blog post. We figured this would be a great opportunity to show customers firsthand how our level of quality differs from competitors. Read on…

S-Works Roubaix

S-Works roubaix

The top tube repair on this Specialized S-works Roubaix was pretty straightforward. What was far more difficult was the double pinstriped, metallic silver and blue finish work. Read on…

Ridley Dean

Ridley Dean

This Ridley Dean came to us from our friends at Campagnolo America. It’s a demo/test bike that had the unfortunate fate of falling off the top of a company car, damaging the integrated seatmast and top tube. Read on…

Orbea Orca

Orbea Orca

For whatever strange reason, we’ve had a rash of Orbea Orcas in our shop recently; all the same exact year and paint scheme. As you can see, this one had some severe seatstay damage, requiring us to cut out a long portion and then reshape. How did it come out? We’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Orbea Orca

Orbea Orca

Orbea Orca

Orbea Orca

Pinarello Dogma

pinarello dogma frame damage

This gorgeous, high zoot Pinarello Dogma came to us with frame cracked right before the seat tube. We sourced some 1K weave to match the outer ply and vacuum bagged the repair.

After blending the repair plies into the existing carbon, we paint matched and clearcoated for a nearly undetectable repair.

pinarello dogma frame repair

2012 Whiskey 50

By Kurt Gensheimer

EPIC | ‘epik | – noun – A long film, book or other work portraying heroic deeds and adventures or covering an extended period of time.

Epic has to be one of the most moth-eaten words in the mountain biker’s modern vocabulary. From eating a flavorful fish taco to having a massive bowel movement, it seems that everything these days is epic, diluting the original meaning and deflating the word to be exactly the antithesis of what it’s supposed to describe. Read on…