I met with Joe of Carbon Solutions Bicycle Painting and Carbon Repair last weekend.
Joe painted my Leopard a couple of years ago and recently did a little work on my bike.
So interesting factoids about Joe.
-He's got about 25 years of bike repair experience.
-He was one of the main, possibly the main carbon fix it guy at Calfee for about 10 years. Still helps Calfee when they get busy. He was painting a Calfee tandem when I dropped off my bike.
-Once Calfee decided to start up their own carbon repair business he opened up his own business. Real simple not fancy, no frills kind of shop.
-He was the painter/repair guy for Leopard before the Leopard brand folded and he was told to stop.
-Joe is the fix it guy for Specialized. Sounds like Specialized has had numerous failures where the seat stays come off the seat tube.
He gets real busy during the race/crash season then things slow down during the off season. I asked him if he wanted more business, he said
sure. He's got several other guys he can bring in when Specialized gives him a dozen + frames to work on so he can handle more business.
I asked him what can and can't be fixed. Almost everything on a carbon frame. All the tubes can be repaired, the only area he doesn't repair are forks, they can easily be replaced, and he'll avoid rear dropouts with serious damage. It's too critical an area to repair.
So if you've got a broken frame in your garage or in your future don't chuck it fix it.
If you're itching for a new customized paint job on any bike, Joe can do it. Some of our club members have had their bikes painted by Joe.