Ok, I like my LP Team Bag as a souvenir and practicality and use it daily for local travel. It's far too fragile for air travel though. So it's only been used in the back of my car. Before now I've had only one problem. As I like to have it standing on end, as it is built to do, the handle to one of my epee's managed to punch through a seam holding the zipper at the bottom end. I fixed that by putting a piece of foam pad in the bottom to take the brunt of anything pressing down. But last night I found that the handle was rather loose and didn't slide back in as usual. Once at home I looked closer and found the upper bracket holding the tubes that the handle fits in had cracked on both sides. See the attached photos. At first glance it would appear the bracket is held in by two pop rivets. Removing them it now appears the bracket is attached to the tubes in some manner other than just form/press fit. Has anyone disassembled one of these mechanisms far enough down to be able to comment on or give advice as to how to remove the upper bracket? I can probably fabricate a new bracket but would like to remove the old one with minimal damage all around. And I've queried Leon Paul about purchasing the bracket itself but fear that they would not be able to sell it separately without the whole assembly. Not to mention shipping might make that approach prohibitively expensive.