Originally Posted by Jason222
Some defects arn't visible.
True. I figured they would have caught this one, though. Here's the e-mail from the mechanic:
"It appears that the burn through on the weld that joins
the top tube with the seat tube got too hot and warped the
seat tube. Although burn through is normal and the
reaming process should smooth the inner surface of the
tube, this looks like a faulty weld. I tried to take some
material out with a honer (a toned down version of a
reamer), but to no avail. I think the weld got so hot
that it tweaked the trueness of the seat tube. I couldn't
get an aluminum seatpost to slide into the
frame...nonetheless your nice carbon post that comes with
the bike!!! It was definitely a mistake from the factory.
On a good note the bike looks pretty sexy and should ride
like a dream!"
Maybe they don't attempt to insert a seat post to check trueness of the seat tube. I'll just have to be patient for another week.