Is it at all common for a 1950s Schwinn Straight Bar Frame to be out of alignment?
I have a 1951 Schwinn 26" Straight Bar Frame that I have designs on rebuilding. Upon inspection I have found that the front (forward from the seat tube) and rear are not aligned. It appears that the kickstand housing may have been rewelded at some point in time as the welds do not seem to be the quality of Schwinn and are also not braized on with brass like I think they should be. Does anyone know a good way to determine where the point on the frame would be to attempt to straighten it? Are there any companies that are known to do this? Or maybe I should forego all this and look for another frame? I really wanted to bring this one back to life but I can't sink a fortune into it. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks and happy trails!!
Last edited by splukonik; 06-17-10 at 07:47 PM.
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