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Old 05-02-21, 02:35 PM
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I would be very skeptical about riding that frame. If you are a big, heavy person, even sketchier. As stated above, aluminum does not withstand the bending well at all. If you look into spreading the stays on a bike, the info you get is to not do that with aluminum, titanium and obviously carbon fiber. The heat gun is a very bad idea. That will definitely weaken the aluminum tubing.
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