I'm off to the Pittsburgh Northside in the morning with my Ram to meet with 
Michael Brown at Maestro Frameworks to talk about brazing things back 

Andy Cheatham

On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:43:13 PM UTC-4, Leslie wrote:
> Given you're in Pennsylvania, I'll second the idea of taking it to Bilenky.
> What I did when I had Bilenky repair my son's Ram frame, was I had them 
> not repaint (as they normally want to do), then I masked off and painted a 
> limited area with a cream to match the headtube... as his was a having a 
> derailleur hanger replaced, it was easy enough to just paint the dropout 
> area, whereas for your case, it'll have to take more of the paint off the 
> seatstays higher up:  will have to repaint the entire seatstays...
> Good luck....
> On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:06:13 PM UTC-4, 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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