Can you trust repaired carbon bike frames?

It’s possible to darn a sock, but is it similarly feasible to weave back together broken carbon-fibre threads, asks Stuart Clapp

A cycle accident can leave a bike with busted bits, but that need not be the end. The broken pieces may not need to be discarded, as they may be fixable in the hands of expert carbonologists.

“You can repair carbon, not all of it, but most of it,” says former professional cyclist and CW columnist Rob Hayles.

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