Wrecked Ciocc. Ripple in paint. Frame cracked?
Got hit-and-run by a car here in NYC while on my Columbus SL 80's Ciocc San Cristobal. I'm ok, but my bike might not be. When I got home, I noticed one single tiny ripple in the paint about 1.5 cm wide on the top of the top tube just behind the head-tube lug. The direction of the ripple runs perpendicular to the top tube and it is no more than a millimeter in thickness. The geometry of the bike has not changed, and I suspect that as far as this type of damage goes, this case is not so bad. But, I still would like to know that its just the paint and not the tube that is affected. What are my options in determining if this is a crack or a just paint ripple? Am I left to somehow strip the precious original Italian paint where the ripple is? Sandpaper? What would you do? Thanks in advance.
EDIT: Heres a photo:
Last edited by rollsroyce; 06-28-07 at 06:58 PM.