Re: bicycle help
a lot of bikes with a steel, one piece crank have to be bent. (the cranks, not the bike.)
it's a simple process, requiring nothing but a pipe and a solid place to wedge the cranks.
most times you just need 1/4" or so on the non-drive side.
what i do is take the crank off the bike, take the sprocket off, then lay the crank on a piece of cardboard and trace it with a marker.
then, wedge the crank in something (like a vice or between two brick walls, or anywhere that will hold it) with the non-drive side facing out.
next, stick the pipe over the non-drive side and bend it.
lay it back over your tracing to see how much/if it moved, and repeat until you got it.