Carbon Fibre Repairs.

R32

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Only a short time after I got my new bike I damaged my front CF mudguard, just slowly rolling the bike a few inches, I heard a crunch, I'll never use a disk lock again....

Any way I tidied it up a bit, but it was quite obvious and I considered a new guard. But I found a local company that specialises in the repair of carbon fibre cycle frames.

They did a great repair for £50, considerably less than a new part. It now looks like new. Apparently they do structural parts too. They have repaired quite a few BST carbon wheels.......

Other than being a very satisfied customer I have no connection to these people.

Their details are...............................

CBT (Coalville LTD)
Unit 2 Moira Workshops. Furnace Lane. Moira. Derbyshire. DE12 6AT
01283 229327

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Duke of Prunes

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This might be a crackpot idea ....
.... I'm happy to read opinions .... :)

I've had some good results in the past using baking powder and super-glue to repair cracks in poly-carbonate
fairing bits , etc.

I wonder if super-glue and powdered graphite would do the same for carbon fibre ?

I haven't got anything carbon around the place so I can't test it here .... drat

But somewhere there's a little "puffer bottle" of graphite for locks ...... I'm sure I saw it
.... just the other decade ...... :rolleyes:
 

West Cork Paul

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Exactly the same thing happened to me 😕 I’ve still not repaired it 🙁. I reckon I could glue it as suggested by @Duke of Prunes but it’s repairing the face of it so it’s unnoticeable that would be the tricky part. Even @Expat Jack ’s skills might be stretched to do that.
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Duke of Prunes

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Exactly the same thing happened to me 😕 I’ve still not repaired it 🙁. I reckon I could glue it as suggested by @Duke of Prunes but it’s repairing the face of it so it’s unnoticeable that would be the tricky part. Even @Expat Jack ’s skills might be stretched to do that.
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You're right ..... it's much easier to do a cosmetic " tart-up" on polycarbonate , after a good crack repair

BTW - I recognize that disc lock ... .:)

did you see the post from @Noobie on the disc lock thread ?
 

West Cork Paul

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You're right ..... it's much easier to do a cosmetic " tart-up" on polycarbonate , after a good crack repair

BTW - I recognize that disc lock ... .:)

did you see the post from @Noobie on the disc lock thread ?
No, but I have now 🙁


Post in thread 'Disk lock reviews'
Disk lock reviews

However, I’m sure the lock on the disk lock is slightly different to the bicycle lock in the bud in as much as you need to turn the key to the unlock position then pull the central barrel out which is also the bar that goes through the disk but I shall check later today.

And yes, the disk lock in my photos is now vintage. I think I must have bought that sometime in the 80s 🙁
 

Duke of Prunes

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I'm really curious about the cracked carbon-fibre bodge repair now .

I'll try and scrounge up a broken piece , next time I pass the local breakers .
 

Expat Jack

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Araldite Crystal is your friend but make sure it dries really well, couple of days, even though it appears hard after a couple of hours.
You can then wet sand it back and re lacquer. Time and patience needed.
 

Duke of Prunes

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Araldite Crystal is your friend but make sure it dries really well, couple of days, even though it appears hard after a couple of hours.
You can then wet sand it back and re lacquer. Time and patience needed.

(y)

I 've never tried that variety
But I agree completely about Araldite in general ..... always leave it much longer than they recommend , for a good cure
..... especially where vibration is an issue .

The amount I've used ..... I should have bought shares , many years ago ....:)

or maybe bought it on draught ?
:D
 

sev

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Mr Bimble

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West Cork Paul

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send it over Paul and I'll see what I can do - at the most you might need to get it re-laquered (y)
Thanks Sev, that’s most kind👍

I think I might be able to stretch to spraying lacquer. What would you recommend L’Oreal or one of the other brands 🤔.

Actually, I suspect it might be a bit tricky to send it to the Uk now. The way things are it appears I’ll have to declare a value you’ll end up paying VAT when it arrives and then I’ll end up paying VAT when you send it back 😟. Bloody Brexit!
 

Exige

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Thanks Sev, that’s most kind👍

I think I might be able to stretch to spraying lacquer. What would you recommend L’Oreal or one of the other brands 🤔.

Actually, I suspect it might be a bit tricky to send it to the Uk now. The way things are it appears I’ll have to declare a value you’ll end up paying VAT when it arrives and then I’ll end up paying VAT when you send it back 😟. Bloody Brexit!
Not if you do it properly 🤷‍♂️
 
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