Help Who can weld my rear chainstay on my brompton ?

Chancertime

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Please email me if you can do this.

It's my daily commute and I need it fixed asap.

Will to pay for time.

It doesn't have to be a great job.

Please email me and I'll send you a pic.

Cheers,
James
 

kiwisimon

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include a pic of the damage and are you looking for a TCC member with a welder or a recommendation for a welder? Also what area are you in?
 

StuInTokyo

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That sucks!
Not going to be easy to weld is it, I'd be looking at a custom frame builder to handle that. I weld, but me and my MIG are not going to be able to handle that, sorry.
How old is the frame?
That looks like a complete failure right on a weld point too.
 

kiwisimon

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Ouch, Is that frame just dirty or really old and rusty? Like Stu said the break on the edge of the lug will be tough to repair, probably will need a new tube which means a custom frame builder. Is it worth it?
Might be time to salvage the useable parts and move on.
 

Chancertime

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Hi,

Thanks for the responses.

The frame is one month out of Brompton's 5 year warranty period. I am waiting to hear what Brompton have to say about it given that it was purchased
in the U.K and I now reside in Japan..

In the meantime I've gone and bought a new(slightly used) rear triangle off Ebay for 65 pounds but it's still going to be a challenge fitting the
new rear triangle due to swing-arm screws.
 

Forsbrook

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Did that happen suddenly or propagate over a period of time?
Judging how clean the break looks it appears to have been a catastrophic break.
I'm sorry I can't help but I'm interested to know more about what caused your Brompton to fail like that.
Is it cro-mo?
How did it fail,were you just riding along and it happened or did you hit a pothole?
 

kiwisimon

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Will be interesting to see what Brompton say, they might be able to cut you a deal on parts e.t,c. Hope they can meet you somewhere