Re: [CR]Question for frame builders/painters

Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 13:43:28 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Question for frame builders/painters
References: <> wrote:
> In a message dated 2/11/04 8:15:08 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
> > If you see a line of rust forming at the shoulder of the
> > joint where the seat tube meets the lip of the bottom
> > bracket shell, is it ever anything but a crack in the
> > frame? Could it ever just be bad paint? The frame has
> > less than 2000 miles on it, and I haven't even worn
> > a tire out yet. I ride it 5 days a week on my commute to
> > work.
> >
> There's no reason for paint to crack there if the metal underneath it isn't
> moving.
> Stevan Thomas
> Alameda, CA

I have seen a single crack coming from the corner of a triangular lug cutout that is only a crack in the paint cause by rust. No rust was evident on the bike but the paint coverage at the cutout was not perfect and a tiny bit of rust at the sharp edge of the cutout had made a crack in the paint.

This is always a possiblity of rust starting (barely perceptable) where the edges of the metal are too sharp to be well covered with paint.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California