Left Seat Stay Rusted at Drop out
I just got this Rossin frame for a really good deal along with some other goodies. The left seat stay has rusted out at the drop-out and has been welded by the previous owner.
I'm not a big fan of how it looks not and quite frankly i don't think i trust it. Is there anything a frame builder could do in the situation to restore it to the original look? Any other advice would be appreciated.
Is it possible to re-chrome only that portion of the frame? Unfortunately my pockets aren't very deep.
I really don't think anything other than deep pockets are going to help you restore this bike. Now that it's been welded like that, the seat stay, dropout and chain stay really need to be replaced. Or just ride it like it is, with the caveat that you need to monitor for cracks.