So... I sold my 1991 Linear a couple weeks ago (too slow) and replaced it with a Burley Django. A bike that has seen some use, but is in generally good shape. It could use a new seat, but it's functional. $540.00
And he had a couple RoadRunner/Thrush muffler type stickers on it and so I peeled them off when I got home... And what did I find underneath one of the stickers, but about 7 little holes drilled in the aluminum! Looks (from the rub marks in the paint) like there was something mounted on that spot -- maybe some bags or some such. Though the holes don't seem to be in any consistent pattern. I'm attaching a fuzzy picture. The location is on the top of the boom, just a few inches out from steering post.
I'm trying to figure out if I should worry about it. I mean, obviously I'm not happy about it and he clearly was being deceiving, but I just need to know what you think about the stress on the boom. Some of the holes look like they've been there for awhile. Do you think the bike is compromised? I could put my own sticker over it and forget about it if you metalurgical (sp?) experts out their think it's nothing to worry about.
If you say, "She's lost!" I'll call him back and ask for a refund (I actually think he might be agreeable). If it's not going to fall off, I'll probably just bite my tongue and live with it (unless one of you wants to call him for me and insist that he come down another $100.00!)