here's the story:
i'm a volunteer/officer at a local bike co-op, and we are having to move from our present location. so, for obvious reasons, we're clearing out our storage.
and i found this frame.
with the help of the folks in C&V, i managed to identify it.
but now i need to make it useable.
i need to change the rear dropouts for ones that aren't broken.
either with new forward-facing drops or "track" drops.
problem is, i'm no frame builder. i can weld (GMAW/FCAW), and i do body and structural repairs on cars all the time, but have no idea where to start here. i've never done silver or brass brazing.
theoretically, i could re-melt the brazing holding the broken ends in, right? i've got access to an oxy-acetylene torch. then "just" pop new ends in and re-braze? after cleaning and prep.
or, alternatively, anybody near/in Charleston, SC who could do it for a reasonable fee?
thanks for any advice y'all can share.