Lately I have noticed a distortion in the paintwork just below the lug on the downtube of my converted Mondonico. It lines up about level with the tip of the lug on the underside of the tube but runs neatly across the top of the tube.
It looks like a slight depression band in the tube surface and I probably wouldn't notice it at all if it wasn't for the depth of the pearl finish in the paintwork. No visible crack just a nice smooth distortion.
I've seen pics of frames failing here, looks nasty when they go and as it is my street bike i don't fancy it folding on me hopping a gutter or something in traffic.
Anyone seen this before??
If Blakey reads this any tips for home DIY NDI....a bit of mag particle or convert my microwave oven into an xray test set...