Unlike other repairers who may use fillers to patch up holes in bikes, at Carbon Steed we use only carbon fibre for our carbon repairs. You are putting your trust in our repair, so you deserve to know that the repair is done to the same specifications of carbon fibre and lay-up application that was done on your frame when it was manufactured.

It pays to get a quotation for your broken frame, whether it is a stone chip, cracked chain-stay or you had a full on accident – the repair of your bike could sit well within an acceptable repair budget. If the cost of the repair is likely to come close to the cost of a new frame we will advise this also – allowing you to make a valid judgement on the direction you take with your bike frame.

Below is a typical repair of a down tube of a bike that has hit a garage whilst on a roof carrier. The damage has been removed and there now is a hole in each side of the down tube.

The repairs that we do at Carbon Steed best match the original weave and layup of the frame adding no measurable weight increase, and will not alter the ride of your bike.

Repair Samples

Tarmac beforerepaired tarmac TT
snapped tarmaccarbon tube repair

How a Repair is Done

Follow our outline below for a step by step repair
(NOTE: there are procedural stages throughout that have not been covered here)

Remove Damage

Once the damage has been removed an exact course of action for repair is planned.

Bladder Insertion

We make a bladder to inflate inside the tube to apply an internal patch.

Twill Application

Next we apply a couple of layers of twill to make the surface level and strong.

Uni Application

Once this is complete, the final wrap of uni is applied to match the original layup.

Sanding & Paint Preparation

This is then sanded smooth and is ready for paint.

Primer & Paint

Primer is applied, all that is left to do is the easy part, paint. No one will ever know.