I have an older Raleigh Record frame which is shaping up to become a nice FG conversion. One issue though is that the braze-on that would normally hold the rear brake assembly is disconnected on the left side.
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Although I won't be using a rear brake, I've been told by my shop guy that it's a structural issue; if I don't repair it, it may create problems elsewhere. But he wasn't sure whether the job absolutely needed to be taken to an auto shop for brazing, or if it could be done with JB Weld.
On the one hand, having it brazed by a pro would presumably be rock solid.
On the other hand, JB Weld would be cheap and quick. I've never used it before, but I've heard it's very strong. Also, this method would avoid destroying a large area of the paint job. As you can see, this frame isn't exactly pristine, but a big black blemish is still not preferable.
What do you guys think?