Dear Andy,

That is a weird failure. Is the chainstay/dropout/top eye broken or 
something to allow movement in the rear triangle?

Depending on your aesthetic needs, getting a competent framebuilder to 
replace the stay and primer/rattlecan the repair will be the low-rent way 
to get it fixed and back on the road. The paint will be more than the 
repair otherwise.

Best Regards,


On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:06:13 PM UTC-6, ascpgh wrote:
> Tuesday afternoon I put my Rambouillet in the work stand to check 
> everything over before the inaugural ride of the neighborhood coffee shop 
> group ride and I noticed my rear brake caliper moving way too much when I 
> stopped the rear wheel. I thought that my mounting bolt was loose.
> Upon closer examination I realized the tubular bridge between the stays 
> has completely broken its brazing and is free to rotate when the back brake 
> is applied. Not a little bit, a lot.
> Scientific analysis couldn't determine a worse day of the year to be 
> looking for frame repair/repaint or get a new one. I know the paint alone 
> is going to be big if I have the original finish replicated. 
> I'm just sick about it.
> Andy Cheatham 
> Pittsburgh

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