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They should be fine, the tubes are manipulated in that fashion to INCREASE the strength. Depending on what section of tubing, the relative forces are counter acted by shaping the tubes into shapes that provide the greatest strength to those implied forces.
e.g. a lot of bikes have downtubes that are flatened up and down (flat oval) to provide strength from side forces imposed by the cranks. At the head tube, the oval is vertical.
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