So far the "Vittorio Strada" frame repair I was working on has been a little troublesome (to say the least). It seems that every little step in this project has been an issue. My hope was that the chainstays had been brazed with silver which would have required a lot less heat and fighting to get them out. Instead of course they were installed with brass, which while for the original construction was fine it made getting them out a Major Pain (salute).
Now that we have them out, swapping in the new ones proved to be an even bigger issue. Originally "Columbus" made the tubes with the minor axis at 18mm, now they are shipping them with the minor axis at 19.6mm. This makes the tubes 1.6mm too big for the sockets. Being that the original sockets were designed for the use of brass there could be a lot more slack between the stays and lug sockets. In this particular case that extra slack as well as some extra cleaning up of the socket is might give us the needed room we need to get the into the socket with barely enough room for a silver braze.