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Carbon Fiber Repair

Carbon Fiber Repair

Appleman Bicycles can repair your broken, busted, or cracked carbon fiber bike!
Nearly every carbon fiber frame can be repaired no matter how severe the damage. I use my vast knowledge and experience in advanced carbon fiber structure repair to bring your bike back to it’s original strength.

 Carbon fiber is one of the most repairable materials!

All repairs are stronger than the original bike, add no measurable weight, and don’t alter the ride of the bike.

Don’t worry… get it repaired.

Carbon Repair Capabilities

  • Cracked Tubes
  • Separated/Missing Tubes
  • Tube Replacement
  • Dropout Replacement: $1000+, replace damaged carbon or aluminum dropouts with our carbon fiber dropouts.
  • Car and roof rack accidents
  • Water bottle mount add-on

Appleman does NOT repair

 handlebars, seat posts, carbon rims, seat masts, or topper damage

Carbon Repair Cost

Every repair is unique and will need to be quoted. The size, location, tube, and severity of the damage affects the cost of repair. For reference, common repairs are priced as follows:

  • $250 Surface damage, small cracks, small dings
  • $300 Partially cracked tubes, the most common damage as found on most seat stays, chain stays, and the top tube
  • $400 Damage to the joints or damage that is “soft” when squeezed
  • $500 Severe damage, missing sections of tube, tube replacement
  • $1000+ Dropout replacement

Raw/No-Paint Finish

I specialize in carbon fiber layup and repairs, not paint.

To get you back on your bike as quickly as possible, I do not paint repairs. Instead, I leave them raw and add a UV Protectant Spray.

A raw finish is just as durable as a painted repair, and won’t scratch and chip like paint would. Raw finishes require no maintenance.

Expedited repairs are available for an additional cost.  

Some repairs may be completed in 24 hours.  

Contact me for a quote.

Steps to get your frame repaired

  1. Email pictures of the damaged bike to Appleman Bicycles (or describe the damage over the phone). I will send you an estimate.
  2. Ask what components need to be removed from the frame prior to the repair process.
  3. If you’d like, Appleman Bicycles can provide a shipping label which is the cheapest way to ship.  You must provide the box dimensions to us before we send you the label.
  4. Ship frame in a bike box to Appleman Bicycles, please include your contact information in the box.
  5. Full payment is required before the repaired frame is returned to you. You may send a check with the bike, or pay via PayPal(4% fee charged for all credit card transactions).
  6. Reassemble… and ride!
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