Re: Build ?
A framebuilder who works with aluminum could possibly best answer regarding strength and might even have a safe straightening technique. I suspect that they would want to see the frame to give an opinion though.
Is the frame tweaked in such a way that it will affect wheel or chain alignment with the Freeradical installed if used as is? If so then you could still be as bad off as the frame apparently is now. I would expect that if the frame has vertical dropouts then the misalignment would transfer to the freeradical installation too.
--- In email@example.com, Devin <coultraguy@...> wrote:
> I have a 700C X kit and an old aluminum mtn bike frame that has a slight
> tweak to the rear stays and a shop said the rear stay would no take a rear
> wheel and shift right, but could work as a SS, so I was thinking of
> converting into an X since I de-xed my commuter last Fall. I want a bike
> with albatross type bars and more relaxed geometry and am limited on funds
> for a new frame.
> Does anyone see any issues with doing this knowing the info right or wrong
> on aluminum strength when slightly bent?
> In Frith,
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