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Question About Repairing Carbon Spokes

Shoney45Shoney45 Posts: 5
edited May 2018 in Road general
Cheers - I am considering buying a used Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheel set. The very low price attached to them makes them very tempting even with the damage on them. I am generally pretty handy with things, and feel if I study the matter sufficiently that the damage looks repairable. The seller says the damaged wheel is 100% true, and the seller has a 100% positive rating. I have a set of lightbicycle.com carbon wheels. But that is the full extent of my experience with carbon wheels.....so not very extensive at all. Does this damage seem repairable? Or is the wheel set not worth looking into.

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  • sandyballssandyballs Posts: 577
    I wouldn’t go near them.
  • john1967john1967 Posts: 366
    The words barge pole,touch and wouldn't come to the formost of my mind.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    What's the worst that could happen there ? Oh. Death or lifetime paralysis.

    Walk away. While you still can.
  • Shoney45Shoney45 Posts: 5
    Okay thanks. These are helpful. I haven't bid yet btw, and have no commitment to anyone.

    I'm glad I opened the thread. Thanks for the feedback.
  • AndymaxyAndymaxy Posts: 197
    Ya I don't think it can be required. In a spoke, it requires tensile strength, which means it need to be stretched. I don't think you can easily repair it in a way that would load the tension on to the fiber.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,685
    In all seriousness it is possible that this can be properly repaired.

    Contact Jure at Berk Composites. He does a lot of repairs of Lightweight wheels which are all carbon spokes. If you want to check out his credentials look on the weightweenies forum.

    The only thing is that he can be quite slow to reply so the auction may be over by the time you hear back and it's not cheap (£200), but he is based in Europe (Slovakia I think).
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    So person with no experience of working with carbon and very limited experience of carbon wheels wants to buy a set of broken carbon wheels and repair them after studying stuff off the internet.

    Well that's going to end well.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Shoney45Shoney45 Posts: 5
    In all seriousness it is possible that this can be properly repaired.

    Contact Jure at Berk Composites. He does a lot of repairs of Lightweight wheels which are all carbon spokes. If you want to check out his credentials look on the weightweenies forum.

    The only thing is that he can be quite slow to reply so the auction may be over by the time you hear back and it's not cheap (£200), but he is based in Europe (Slovakia I think).

    I live in Beijing. So by the time I get them shipped to Europe and then here, or from the states to Beijing, then back to Europe, then back to Beijing....you get the picture.
  • Shoney45Shoney45 Posts: 5
    So person with no experience of working with carbon and very limited experience of carbon wheels wants to buy a set of broken carbon wheels and repair them after studying stuff off the internet.

    Well that's going to end well.

    Well stud. There is a thing called 'learning'. That's all part of why the post is here. Are you tracking now sunshine?

    This site has a lot of well written and very helpful articles. But there are also a lot of gaslighting ***holes (such as yourself for example). Have fun being a miserable censored on the internet.
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    You've got him worked out straight away. Could not have put it better myself. :D
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • john1967john1967 Posts: 366
    Shoney45 wrote:
    So person with no experience of working with carbon and very limited experience of carbon wheels wants to buy a set of broken carbon wheels and repair them after studying stuff off the internet.

    Well that's going to end well.

    Well stud. There is a thing called 'learning'. That's all part of why the post is here. Are you tracking now sunshine?

    This site has a lot of well written and very helpful articles. But there are also a lot of gaslighting ***holes (such as yourself for example). Have fun being a miserable **** on the internet.

    Less of the insults pal. You asked the question and if you don't like the answers then tough luck.
  • john1967 wrote:
    Shoney45 wrote:
    So person with no experience of working with carbon and very limited experience of carbon wheels wants to buy a set of broken carbon wheels and repair them after studying stuff off the internet.

    Well that's going to end well.

    Well stud. There is a thing called 'learning'. That's all part of why the post is here. Are you tracking now sunshine?

    This site has a lot of well written and very helpful articles. But there are also a lot of gaslighting ***holes (such as yourself for example). Have fun being a miserable **** on the internet.

    Less of the insults pal. You asked the question and if you don't like the answers then tough luck.

    Good post
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,753
    Shoney45 wrote:
    So person with no experience of working with carbon and very limited experience of carbon wheels wants to buy a set of broken carbon wheels and repair them after studying stuff off the internet.

    Well that's going to end well.

    Well stud. There is a thing called 'learning'. That's all part of why the post is here. Are you tracking now sunshine?

    This site has a lot of well written and very helpful articles. But there are also a lot of gaslighting ***holes (such as yourself for example). Have fun being a miserable **** on the internet.

    MF I think you've touched a nerve :lol:

    OP if you are wise you will avoid these wheels.
    If not, and are desperately trying to save some pennies, you could try fixing them with selotape and then feedback how the repair goes... to your teeth following the inevitable faceplant.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Anything can be repaired. Whether it is financially viable is a slightly different matter. If you have access to a competent cf repair specialist this might be a bargain but if not then I'd suggest letting this one go.
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    If your based in China can not get a good price on Farsport / Lightcycle wheels. They still work out cheap in UK including shipping an import charges so must be (comparatively) pennies over there. Certainly less then a set of scrap Mavics off UK Ebay.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,474
    Pedal more and don't spend your money in wrecked bullshxt
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