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    New frame headtube question/problem looks like headtube was welded on crooked

    I just bought a new frame and when inspecting it after shipping, the headtube looks like it was welded on crooked. It is a tapered headtube and the top of it is centered on the top tube but the bottom is offset to one side maybe 1/4 to half an inch. Is this normal? Any feedback would be appreciated. It doesn't look like it is bent and I'm sure I could mount my headset and fork. Would this affect handling?

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    Post some photos.

    If it's out by a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch then it would definitely affect the handling.

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    Here are some pics. When I look at the pics it looks like just a 1/4 inch difference on one side.
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    It looks perfectly straight to me. Are you worried about that vent hole that's off center? That is absolutely nothing to worry about, although the manufacturer could have been more careful in centering it.

    Drew
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