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Downtube Carbon Damage | Giant Liv Avail

Many manufacturing defects can lie dormant in a frame, holding together under normal riding loads. When a crash occurs however, forces are exerted on the frame from different directions than intended, and the fault isn't able to hold up.



This Giant Liv Avail is a good example of how this can happen; a crease in the lay up - running diagonally across the tube - just couldn't stay together when involved in a crash.


Giant Liv Avail | Carbon Damage to Downtube
Giant Liv Avail | Carbon Damage to Downtube

To begin with we completely removed the fault, enabling us to scarf into the good material, providing a solid interface for our repair.


The final photo shows the paintwork restored which includes some tricky airbrush work.

Giant Liv Avail | Carbon Bike Repair
Giant Liv Avail | Carbon Bike Repair

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