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A technician busy repairing a frame in Carbon Fibre Bike Repair SA’s workshop. (Photo: Reuben van Niekerk)
A technician busy repairing a frame in Carbon Fibre Bike Repair SA’s workshop. (Photo: Reuben van Niekerk)

Carbon-fibre has become the bicycle industry's material of choice and is now used as part of most high-end bicycle components. But carbon-fibre has its limitations.

When things go wrong, it takes a specialised skill set to repair a bicycle or component made from cycling’s wonder material.

Carbon Fibre Bike Repair SA set up shop almost five years ago, when founder Paulo Pinheiro experienced what the guys from Carbon Bike Repair in the UK were achieving. With their guidance, he established a similar operation in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

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