broken rear-frame on a Brompton
I just got a hold of a well used Brompton. It is in decent shape except for the minor (er um, major) problem of the rear frame having a tube completely broken right at the hinge.
Any thoughts on repair or replace? I did a google search for replacement parts but didn't find anything that looked like the correct part. It is steel rather than titanium. Can this be repaired? The tubing is fairly thin (like most bicycle tubes). I see that http://www.bikefix.co.uk
does welding. Any thoughts on what that costs? is it 50 pounds or more like 150?
Is the rear frame available at a reasonable price? I am in London so there are lots of Brompton dealers around. I will start calling some today or tomorrow. Is it common for the dealers to have spares from crashed or parted-out bikes?
Thank you in advance! I'm excited about finally having a Brompton. I've read this forum on and off throughout the last year or so and dreamed of having a Brompton. My old bike (a BSA English 3-speed ie. the Tank) got stolen this weekend and I need something to commute on. Hopefully I can get this Brompton up and running soon.