Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

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tmac100
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Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

Postby tmac100 » 7 Feb 2019, 6:45pm

My friend's Brommie rear rack has a bent stay (RH side, I think she said) which is also cracked near where it attaches to the frame near the rear wheel. The rear stays on my Brommie seem to be made of Al tubing swaged flat at both ends and drilled (top end) and slotted (at bottom end). This damage happened when it was in checked baggage on a flight. I figure it can be straightened and the crack can be repaired by a shop that does aluminium welding. The fender/mudguard was also bent but that was easily straightened.

Anyone have experience with this type of situation? Suggestions (aside from buying a new rack)? Thanks. There is only one "new" Brommie dealer in Dubai with no spare rear stays - the broken and cracked one would need to be ordered from England and would take some time (and expense) to get to Dubai - hence the welding question.

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gaz
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Re: Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

Postby gaz » 7 Feb 2019, 9:30pm

Not quite the same issue but you may get a few ideas here.

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Patrickpioneer
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Re: Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

Postby Patrickpioneer » 8 Feb 2019, 6:10am

is this what you want?
https://www.evanscycles.com/brompton-r- ... gJWyPD_BwE

someone will be able to make you one from suitable tubing

tmac100
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Re: Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

Postby tmac100 » 8 Feb 2019, 12:31pm

Here are the pics of the bent and cracked stay. I think that it is easy to straighten the bent stay. Welding the crack should be easy enough to do by a competent Al welder.

The Brommie is in Dubai and getting the Brommie part will be quite difficult because of Brompton's territorial requirements that parts come from the local dealer. It seems the local dealer in Dubai does not even know about these replacement stays - then getting the correct one will be another issue too. Any suggestions or comments now that the pics are posted?
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awparker
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Re: Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

Postby awparker » 10 Feb 2019, 6:37pm

I had a similar situation here in the UK a few years ago when my Brompton was dropped by luggage handlers at a coach company. At the time I had to buy a new rack but still have the old one in my spares box. If I remember correctly it was a lug on the casting that broke and the stays are intact

If you think this might help please send me a pm and we will see what can be worked out

Alan

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Re: Bent stay on a Brommie rear rack - repair needed.

Postby pwa » 11 Feb 2019, 3:09pm

As a temporary measure you could find a suitable rod of the right length and firmly attach it to the broken stay as a sort of splint using 4 jubilee clips done up nice and tight.