Take the opportunity to upgrade. 

> On Apr 12, 2018, at 4:12 PM, iamkeith <keithhar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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
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