The rear mech locks up and pulls through the back of the bike. Easily the most common repair I carry out. Happy to say it can be put back to as good as new.
The most beautiful frame I’ve worked on to date. Hard edges are notoriously difficult to make look elegant, that’s why when you think of the majority of stunning sports cars they have flowing curves. Only the best designers can achieve the same results with hard lines. This frame is up there with Lamborghini in myRead more
This repair highlights the importance of good design. Carbon fibre is at it’s strongest when the fibres are running straight or along smooth organic curves. The hard internal corner in the head tube of this frame creates a stress point. When force is applied upward from a hard landing the carbon hinges on this tightRead more
www.kingkog.co.uk in Lancashire brought me their customers frame in for repair. The mech hanger had snapped off and needed re-engineering. One of my favourite repairs to work on as I enjoy matching up the fine detail.
Extremely fun one to work on. The fracture wrapped around about 90% of the tube spiraling at an angle. The cross section of the tube was pretty much as complicated as you could get with an aero section at the back, an extruded section at the front and a bottle cage insert to deal withRead more
My customer had recently had a crash (blood splatter on the frame confirmed this) His right hand shifter was completely destroyed and the replacement had the new graphics on that didn’t match up with the rest of the bike.
Sean’s seat post was struggling to hold in place at the height he needed it set at. We tried out a few different ways to solve the problem and concluded extending the post by 60mm was the best option. A two part mould was made using the seatpost. 100mm on the existing seat post wasRead more
The customer was not happy with the performance of the boss mounted v-brake and wanted a conversion made for a caliper brake. A prototype conversion plate was made from acrylic to test the principal and produce the design. The prototype highlighted an acute bend in the brake cable. The brake was repositioned to remedy thisRead more
Excellent work phil, thanks very much.
Target Composites are specialists in carbon bike repair, restoration and customisation in the North West of England.
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