Even though I feel your pain (it does suck for sure!), I had a chuckle at 
this. I almost wish this would happen to me so I had a strong-arm reason to 
address a few issues that have stacked up with my orange Boo-Yay.

I'd move the two bridges and gain a bit of rear tire clearance. Moving the 
brake bridge and chainstay bridges up/forward a little would match the fork 
tire clearance, so I could run proper 35s and fenders. I would also take 
the opportunity to repair the small dent in the TT and the mildly mangled 
seat cluster that was there when I bought the frame. I'd also install 
mid-fork bosses and then repaint a colour of utmost awesomeness. Some days 
I like the creamsicle - others, not so much. 

I know how much you love your Ram Andy - hope you get it well again soon!


On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:06:13 PM UTC-7, 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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