Rather than waiting a potentially considerable amount of time shipping my frame to the US to have it repaired, I was considering simply replacing the entire carbon B-Stay with something like a ready-built rear stay set like the Columbus Tusk rear end kit. Or possibly a Deda Firebox:
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Since these rear ends are for steel, would they possibly not work with the titanium of the Colnago frame?
If it will work, I assume that the Colnago's carbon rear end can be pulled out somehow and one of these replacement options simply fitted into place with epoxy resin or some such? Any advice would be appreciated.
This is what the end of the CT1 look like connected to the stays:
After looking at the Columbus and Deda complete stay sets more carfully it looks like the chain stays wouldn't be compatible anyway as the CT1 has a 2-piece design straight into the BB shell.
Another option is to simply replace the seat stays - Columbus do an option for this too:
http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-fra ... STEEL.html
The bad news for you is that I have seen at least a dozen discarded CT1s because of this problem - the repair is simply not cost-effective. I know one guy who had TITANIUM RT from another discarded frame (broken at the downtube) welded to the main triangle of a CT, but it did not look very good or safe...
Nevertheless, I'd like to try getting it on the road one way or another. I guess I'm willing to put a bit of cash into the 'project' since I paid nothing for it, and if this means getting a custom made seat stay that will fit into the titanium sleeve, then I'd like to find out what my options are.
I've measured up the carbon tube of the wishbone and it's completely round - measuring 28mm in diameter, so I believe the Columbus Link seat stay will work... if it's of the same or slightly smaller diameter - I can always use a carbon shim of sorts?
Perhaps I need to speak to someone here in the UK who has experience using carbon, gluing seat stays/dropouts.
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