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Can I straighten a leftist frame?
I have a 1971 Schwinn Super Sport that pulls quite strongly to the left, enough that it can only be ridden no-handed with great difficulty. The down tube/bottom bracket joint is offset to the left by about 5 millimeters, which is visually quite noticeable. Iíve never seen such an arrangement before, and Iím thinking this might be the cause.
Can I do anything to improve the handling, short of drastic measures like re-brazing the frame? This is not a bike Iím going invest a lot of money in. I am thinking along the lines of tweaking the rear stays or dropouts or something. Iím not looking for absolute perfection, but I would like to stabilize the ride a bit. I appreciate any suggestions.