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    Senior Member jjames1452's Avatar
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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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    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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