Oh no! Well that's good info on my end - pretty much puts my interest in 
relocating the bridges to bed.

Do you mean you spoke with Jeff about ordering a frameset? I've hemmed and 
hawed about calling him myself, especially following rumours he was closing 
his queue.

KJ


On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:44:07 AM UTC-7, ascpgh wrote:
>
> Kieran,
>
> It's clear in the failed mode that the stay walls were drilled as sockets 
> for the bridge, so relocating it would would be more of a chore than if its 
> ends had been mitered and the stay walls left intact. 
>
> Even if I opened the rear clearance, I'd have to contend with the fork 
> clearance. I replaced the dual pivot side pulls with Paul Racers to 
> optimize clearance for Stampede Pass ELs under the hammered Honjos, a 
> combination I have really enjoyed. 
>
> Andy Cheatham
> Pittsburgh
>
> On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:17:16 PM UTC-4, Kieran J wrote:
>>
>> 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!
>>
>> KJ
>>
>>
>> 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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