Hello, I'm also going to post this in other categories.
I have a Novara Squadra and noticed a bulge on my downtube near the bottom bracket. I'm not sure if it's always been like that or if it developed over time. I'm concerned about it. In the pics you'll notice each inch I go away from the bottom bracket the diameter increases then decreases(black tape is each inch). I'm not sure if that's normal or not. In the last pic you'll see how it's not very straight.
I'm asking for opinions to see if it's normal or not and to see if others with this model see it. If it's not normal and/or safe I'll contact REI and inquire about their satisfaction policy.