No, the bikes are manufactured in one place and assembled in another place, usually not even in the same country so there are usually no components being installed many days/weeks after it's been painted. But white and bright colored bikes require a lot more paint to not look faded since the carbon is black, darker colors can use much thinner, less layers of paint and still look good (it's also why white/bright frames are noticably heavier than black ones). So even if the paint was cured, paint itself being a much softer and brittle material than carbon, it is possible the paint got roughened at some point in manufacturing/assembly.Hexsense wrote: ↑Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:59 pmSo, they compress your frame a bit from the factory?
Is it possible that they built the bike up while the paint is not fully cured?
Like, painted but paint is still soft. Then they torque the bb down such that the area move a bit, and that leave wrinkle in the paint.
Anyway, that doesn't look concerning for me yet. Might keep an eye on it once in a blue moon. Or use bbinfinite one piece aluminum bb to stiffen the whole bb area up. Mind you, bbinfinite require you to grind the under cable port riv nut before installing.
It's hard to tell if it's the paint though, it could also be a bump/wrinkle in the carbon under the paint. Companies used to add fillers to carbon frames before painting to make the surfaces look more even and cosmetically perfect, but that adds weight so it's used less and less nowadays, but that means it's not uncommon to see little bumps and imperfections in the surface, especially in an area like the BB with so many plies and layers in all sorts of angles.
Or... it could be something more concerning but, as Hexsense mentionned, it doesn't look too concerning to me either and I would just keep track of it, take a look at the area once in a while, when cleaning the bike or something, if it doesn't change, probably no big deal, if you notice it getting worst, show it to your dealer.