Man, so sorry to hear.  I completely empathize with the 'want to throw up' 
sentiment.  I feel physically ill every time I look at ding in the top tube 
of particular frame of mine.

More bad news:  I seem to recall a recent thread that said that Riv was out 
of Rambouillet decals.   But you should ask them if the have the artwork, 
because Velocals could make them for you as one-offs and then have the file 
for others.  Or the Reserrectio downtube decals are actually pretty nice.  
Maybe that, combined with your headbadge and a generic Rivendell "diamond" 
seat tube decal?

Good news:  you now have an opportunity to create a Canti-Ram with fork 
braze-ons for a mini-rack!   That'd be almost the perfect bike.  I don't 
mean to presume you could afford both but, if so, maybe you get a Roadini 
to move the current parts to, and to use as a go-fast while the Ram evolves 
into something like a dedicated credit-card tourer?

Just trying to help find a bright side....

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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