well, i got the seat stays in, so the frame is basically done except for the braze-ons and the fork.
before the seat stays went in, the chainstays were nicely aligned.
at some point during the installation of the seat stays something went wrong... horribly horribly wrong.
one dropout moved "up" causing the rear wheel to sit verrrryyy crooked. TIME FOR SOME MUSCLE.
well i bent the f*ck out the the rear triangle. some tubes buckled (sounds worse than it is), theres a few dents (from the vise jaws) and the stays are a little asymmetric, but in the end i won, the wheel sits straight and proper.
i certainly learned a lot from this mishap, im glad it went the way it did. if everything went in fine and dandy i would have never had this lesson in alignment.