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? https://www.rivbike.com/products/resurrectio-decals 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 > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.