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    Kudos to Spyder Composites on Cervelo frame repair...

    Long story, short: Cervelo R3 + iPhone in rear wheel = shattered seat stay.

    Options:

    • New Frame - $2400
    • Highly recommended carbon repair shop: $500 repair + $100 paint + $50 shipping
    • Spyder Composites: $160 xray/repair/paint + $42 shipping

    Based on some investigation and asking around I was comfortable that Spyder could do as good/better as anyone else out there.



    Had my LBS strip and ship the frame. When they received it back last week they called and said the work was top-notch. They actually checked the serial number, saying they thought perhaps it wasn't my frame.


    Picked it up tonight, and was truly/pleasantly surprised at the quality of the work. Looks as close to new as could be imagined. If you're not familiar with the seat stays on a Cervelo, they aren't much thicker than your typical #2 pencil...





    Even after close inspection I had to stop and think hard about which side had been damaged... since damage/repair was obvious on neither side.


    Sadly, January weather here in NJ (plus some work and personal commitments) dictates that it will be a week or so before I get out on it again.


    Thanks to Frank and the team at Spyder Composites!


    Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJP Diver View Post
    Long story, short: Cervelo R3 + iPhone in rear wheel = shattered seat stay.

    Options:

    • New Frame - $2400
    • Highly recommended carbon repair shop: $500 repair + $100 paint + $50 shipping
    • Spyder Composites: $160 xray/repair/paint + $42 shipping

    Based on some investigation and asking around I was comfortable that Spyder could do as good/better as anyone else out there.



    Had my LBS strip and ship the frame. When they received it back last week they called and said the work was top-notch. They actually checked the serial number, saying they thought perhaps it wasn't my frame.


    Picked it up tonight, and was truly/pleasantly surprised at the quality of the work. Looks as close to new as could be imagined. If you're not familiar with the seat stays on a Cervelo, they aren't much thicker than your typical #2 pencil...





    Even after close inspection I had to stop and think hard about which side had been damaged... since damage/repair was obvious on neither side.


    Sadly, January weather here in NJ (plus some work and personal commitments) dictates that it will be a week or so before I get out on it again.


    Thanks to Frank and the team at Spyder Composites!


    Ray
    I remember your post from when it happened. Glad it worked out with Spyder Composites. Thanks for the follow up on the repair.
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    My jaw is on the floor. I didn't see the first time around, but I'm SO gad that you got it fixed. I raced for quite a while on a repaired R3 seatstay.

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    Good to know there is an alternative to Calfee...

    Glad it got repaired
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