so today, i was locking up my bike and saw cracks running up and down the downtube and over the bottom bracket shell. i ****in' freaked. i ran inside to drop off my package, and was thinking i'd have to call home to have humangirl drive her van down with my mtb in it and switch bikes mid-day...and get a new track frame (part yay, part...the tears of parting with an old, good friend).
a closer look revealed the "cracks" to be some sort of tar that splattered all over or something. a thumbnail scratched it off.
but damn, i just glanced, and didn't take the time to inspect thoroughly, and it scared the bejesus out of me.