What happens when you take on a taxi with your carbon bike? This Pinarello FP 6 was involved in
a head on collision and the taxi won. Fortunately the rider was not injured but the bike frame had a major head
tube fracture down both sides and underneath. This is a very serious fracture, as it connects
the top tube to the down tube, it has to be done properly to make the bike safe to ride again. When the
repair was completed, the client decided to go for a full custom respray, a dark blue with gold Pinarello heritage
logos. It’s not to everyone’s taste but we like how it turned out.
We don’t often see Santa Cruz frames at Carbon Bike Repair as they are built incredibly tough. This High tower frame had a large top
tube fracture two thirds of its length. This was a strange fracture on a top tube of a mountain bike, especially the size of the fracture. It’s
far more common to see damage to the sides of a top tube rather than the top and centre. After a comprehensive repair and restoration
bringing it back to the factory finish, it was ready for the trails again.
We recently received a Pinarello Dogma frame that had a sizable fracture in the downtube at the water bottle mount. The repair was a little tricky as the shape is asymmetrical and took a little longer than usual to profile. After the repairs, we completed a two colour restoration to meet the clients budget.
The silver colour of the ‘A’ was changed to match the white of the ‘Dogma’ logo as the client didn’t like the look. Another Pinarello back to on the road with a happy customer.
Carbon bicycle frames are great in many ways. However due to the nature of the material, they are susceptible to cables rubbing trough the paint and into the carbon fibre underneath. A bit of careful placement of frame protector film or leaving some extra cable underneath a bottom bracket shell can save your frame.