Two-path transmission schemes have attracted much attention due to its effectiveness in suppressing intercarrier interference (ICI) in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. This paper proposes a general implementation framework for the existing two-path transmission schemes, which not only reveals the underlying relationship between the existing two-path transmission schemes and the mirror-subcarrier-mapping based ICI self-cancellation technique but also owns the advantage of backward compatibility with normal OFDM systems. Moreover, using the proposed framework, new two-path transmission schemes can be easily developed. With insights provided by this framework, the carrier-to-interference power ratio (CIR) and the bit error probability (BEP) achieved by the existing two-path transmission schemes are further analytically investigated. Monte Carlo simulations validate the analysis.