Mass produced frames aren’t perfect – if they were to be perfect, they’d be a lot more expensive. But are these imperfections affecting riders? Are they so bad that we need to take matters into our own hands and have bikes tidied up and ‘finished’ after purchase? Probably not – but if you’ve got a time and £100 burning a hole in your pocket it’s not a bad shout.
I spoke to seven mechanics and a couple of manufactures – read about it here.