P3 Frame repair

At the Nottingham sprint, I had an issue where my rear wheel was lose, so the rear wheel started to wear its way through frame! not impressed!

I’m mothballing the P3 for winter, so now is the opportunity to repair the frame.

First thing, I don’t have a fancy bike repair stand, but I do have two push up bars which are perfect for the elbow pads to sit on.

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its amazingly stable. Wheels off and clean everything, chain, frame, wheels, everything!

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The damage isn’t huge really. I outer gelcoat layer has worn off and its “just” getting to the carbon fibre. Structurally its fine, cosmetically its fine as its hidden by the wheel, but I know its there and it bothers me ;)

I bought some car filler, touch up paint and some sanding pads

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Cleaned the surface (again) and applied a layer of the filler

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while that was drying, I thought I would hang up all my race numbers :) there are more than I thought

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After a rubdown, paint, rubdown, paint and final rubdown, its as good as new.

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