I thought long and hard about posting this in C&V -- after all, if any forum is about "recycling", it's that one -- but opted to go for information, rather than opinions.
I have a 1979, Raleigh-made frame (Canada) -- nothing special... high-tensile tubing... clean, simple lugs... absolutely no corrosion, rust, dings, dents, or cracks... seat tube: 59cm (c-c), 71°-72°, head tube: 72°-73°, top tube: 58cm (c-c) and horizontal, with 45cm chainstays -- and all that's standing between me and happiness is replacing the stamped rear dropouts with forged ones (w/integral derailleur hanger) -- which I have -- and I cannot find anyone in South Florida to do the work. Other than a Miami-based custom frame builder of great renown, I have been unable to find any bicycle shop or individual offering the brazing services required. And it blows me away. South Florida... land of year-round riding... and only one individual, who only builds custom frames. Can anyone point me in the direction of someone or somewhere in the general area, where I can get this work done?
PS: The "why" of replacing the rear dropouts is irrelevant.