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    Weird spot on my Kikapu frame

    Ever since this bike was new (Nov. 2004) I have been watching a weird spot on the seatstay part of the rear triangle. Here is a picture. As you can see in the picture, there is a discolored spot. Originally, I thought I might cover it with the supplied touch-up paint, but I decided I should keep an eye on it. In that area, there is kind of a flat spot. Should I be concerned?
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    I wouldn't worry about it

    Looks like it's just where the paint was rubbed off either at the factory (doubtfull) or during shipping. It looks like possibly a primer coat beneath the top coat of paint. I would just touch it up and keep an eye on it. I doubt it's anything though.
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    Thats what it looks like, but when you run your finger over the spot, you can definately feel a flat spot. I guess I need to send this picture to Ed in Kona's warranty dept to see what he thinks.

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    It's wierd that the rub looking mark doesn't appear to be metallic where the paint is gone like it seems it should be? Did your Kikapu have a sticker that said "Made in Vietnam" on it? I peeled mine off a long time ago but I could swear that's what it said. My paint on one rocker arm was half gone, maybe they don't know how to paint good.

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    I hate to correct your grammar, but...

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    ....maybe they don't know how to paint good.

    This phrase should read, "maybe they don't know how to paint so goodly."

    jeeez...
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    Yep, I have a Vietnamese Kikapu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireboy
    This phrase should read, "maybe they don't know how to paint so goodly."

    jeeez...
    Yeah, I saw that but didn't care enough to correct it We can use an analogy here: Vietnenese are to paint, as I am to words.

    Seriously, what's up with making bikes in Vietnam? I think they are making all of the Kikapus in Taiwan now.

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