Ruckus Components is now offering Carbon Fiber repair and modification services, including: frame repair, carbon fiber rim-break track resurfacing, and frame modification. Ruckus is setting themselves up as the leader in carbon fiber research as it pertains to cycling, and has done over 100 carbon frame and component repairs with each piece returned to full service. Email them here with a picture and description of the damage you need repaired and they will give you a quote. Repairs take approximately 2 weeks and range in price from $150-$500. Click ‘more’ for press release and more information.
Press Release: Over the past few months the demand for carbon fiber repair has been significantly increasing as the awareness for carbon repairability grows.
Recently I read about a gentlemen who bike tours in very remote regions of the world on a carbon fiber frame and fork. The primary reason was that he also carried a small carbon fiber repair kit that consisted of sandpaper, raw carbon fiber, and some quick setting epoxy. If he encountered any damage to his frame he could perform a quick field repair that could safely get him to the next town to perform a more extensive repair.
To date Ruckus has performed numerous repairs, to the extent of replacing entire head tubes, top tubes, etc.. Also a number of modifications have been performed to replace internal cable housing, install threaded inserts for fenders, racks, lighting mounts, etc.
Currently frames are inspected using a combination of audio feedback with spectrum analysis and a digital microscope. Ruckus is soon to be investing in a portable ultrasound machine ($$$$) that can peer through each carbon fiber layer of an object. This will yield a high-resolution digital image of a damaged area and further expedite the repair process. Also we are teaming up with a small paint shop to perform any repaints/decal/art work, engineers are not good painters.
If you or your shop finds the need for any carbon fiber repair or modifications feel free to contact me.