Brady Kappius (2010 Morgul Bismark) Photo Credit: 303Photo
Living in the cycling hot bed of Colorado new cycling related businesses are popping up all the time. A few weeks ago we highlighted GoVelo Sports and today we are talking with Brady Kappius and his business Broken Carbon.
[303Cycling] Tell us a little about Brady Kappius (i.e. education, experience, cycling etc)
[Brady] I started racing bikes at the age of four with the encouragement of my Dad who was racing at the time (and still is). Continuing in his footsteps, I choose to get an engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. I then continued my education at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I currently race mountain bikes and cyclocross professionally for Clif Bar. I've always enjoyed tinkering with stuff and my first carbon experience was about 5 or 6 years ago making carbon fiber bottle cages. Since then, I've learned a lot more about carbon through my own experience as well as through my formal education. I am happy to provide a service that I think is useful to many people.
[303Cycling] Give us some background on Broken Carbon (i.e. services, cost, experience etc)?
[Brady] Broken Carbon can repair a wide range of damaged carbon frames and components. My most common repairs come from crashes, shipping damage, and simple accidents where the bike happens to fall over. Prices can vary depending on the severity of damage, but the range is usually from $100 to $200. I have also repaired carbon wheels but they can be a little more tricky with brake surfaces. My range of service is pretty diverse, I've done some fun stuff with aero bars, disc wheels, and downtube protectors. Everyone is encouraged to shoot me their ideas or problems. I'm always up for a project! Turn around times are quick, on average around a week with expedited repairs down to 24 hours possible. Surface finishes are all nude carbon with your choice of matte or gloss and unidirectional or a 3K weave pattern.