I recently built on a peugeot frame and the thing is real compact...them French folks are apperently short of space. I noticed the muffler was takin a beatin from the peddle. I took the pole my RV table mounts with and bent it toward the center of the bike no problem. Beats the heck outa waiting for wide peddle mounts and the expence and work involved. I would imagine any pvc piece of pipe would do the same gives you good leverage for a slow steady pressure. You probably could put the bike down on it's side and just step on it to bend it as well.