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Old 07-15-11, 04:00 AM   #1
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Minor Frame Repair

I have a '78 Schwinn Le Tour that I love to ride. It has a slight bend in the rear downtube, between the brakes and the wheel socket. It is slightly off line when I center the wheel. What is the best way to fix this? Can the frame be re-aligned?

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Old 07-15-11, 04:07 AM   #2
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I fat fingered the title - apologies.
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Park makes a tool to straighten the rear stays. It works ok. As I understand your post, you're talking about the seat stays being bent. Google "string test" to see how to make sure it's straight
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Thank you.
I will do that.

The part of the bar that is bent is between the brake and the hub - almost dead center.
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