rchemsley wrote:Yeah I didn't think this would be an easy do-it-yourself job, especially since it's Felt's Textreme carbon weave.
Felt's Textreme construction really has nothing to do with whether you can effectively repair the bike or not. It may make it harder to get a perfect match if that matters to you. Even then, you just find the right type of carbon weave for the top layer that can be seen.
Are you sure it's cracked all the way through? Maybe it's just a paint crack? You can tap the area with a coin, if the sound is dead on the crack compared to an adjacent area then there is structural damage. If the sound doesn't change, you may just have a cosmetic issue.
Depending on where the crack is, it could be super easy to DIY repair or not too expensive to have someone with experience do it if you don't want a undetectable repair.
I've been working on a carbon repair project. I'd recommend searching google and youtube for carbon fiber bicycle repair. You'll find lots of videos illustrating the kinds of things you can do DIY and how much effort and technique it takes. After doing that I decided that I can DIY my frame.