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Advice on carbon fibre damage

David J GoldenDavid J Golden Posts: 3
edited October 2015 in Workshop
I have been told that you can repair carbon fibre?

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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,703
    do you mean can you take off the 105 groupset components and put them on another bike?

    yes

    replace cables/outers when you do it, but otherwise no issue, these are standard components

    but i think you should reconsider, i'd think a competent cf repairer will give you back a frame that's stronger than the original
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • do you mean can you take off the 105 groupset components and put them on another bike?

    yes

    replace cables/outers when you do it, but otherwise no issue, these are standard components

    but i think you should reconsider, i'd think a competent cf repairer will give you back a frame that's stronger than the original

    Thank you for your Advice. Its just I have heard some bad reports regarding CF repairs. The last thing I want is too have an accident at speed lol.

    I will think about it further and again thnak you
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,703
    from memory a few people who post on here have had repairs done, if you search you'll probably find recommendations
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Firstly, is this the result of an accident, or is the frame failing because of some manufacturing defect?

    If you are the original owner you may have a warranty claim or a crash replacement option?

    Carbon fibre is pretty mainstream nowadays, and competent repairers can do a fantastic job. It's not especially cheap, but you should at least get a couple of quotes.

    The alternative is to strip the bike and transfer everything to a new frameset; not a particularly difficult job, or a bike shop would do it for a fee.

    You'd have to strip the frame anyway if it's being repaired.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Just to reinforce the above advice. A proper repair will be as strong - if not stronger - than the original tube. Not cheap but cheaper than a new frame. Try Fibrelyte or Carbonbikerepair - either will give you a quote
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
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