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Repaired pre serial blank brake bridge by factory?

So I bought a Hutch Frame that had a double brake bridge. It was welded together like a double thick drop out would be. Upon closer inspection I noticed a crack at the bottom of the key hole in the bottom brake bridge. The crack had been welded together, and a second stamped brake bridge welded to it. Now the really strange part, and I have never seen this done, on the head tube they added reinforcing rings similar to the National Pro for example. At first I thought that perhaps this was done as a home repair, but where would they get a stamped brake bridge that shows no signs of being hacked out of another frame? The frame was also chromed after the repair, so I was thinking that because it appears to only be chromed once ( no loss of detail in stamping and no other apparent layers in head tube or bb shell) it might have started life as a painted frame?
Let me know if there is a way to post pictures.
Just curious about any insight people might have.
Thanks, Mark

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Re: Repaired pre serial blank brake bridge by factory?

Hi!
Would love to see some photo's of your frame.
Sounds interesting....
You can mail the photo's ;-)

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Re: Repaired pre serial blank brake bridge by factory?

Sent some pics, let me know if they made it through.

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Re: Repaired pre serial blank brake bridge by factory?

Hi!
I've seen the pics and i think it's not factory repaired.
It would be more cheaper for Hutch to send a new frame then to repair it the way someone did.
Just my opinion.

Re: Repaired pre serial blank brake bridge by factory?

Hi,

Sorry to high jack your thread

JJR do you have any insight to my frame question regarding rear drop outs?

Cheers

MrD

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