beeblemaster wrote: same paint vulnerability with my 2015 bought Audax frame)
No problem, it's just come back to mind again! Gave it a decent clean end of last week, rebuilt the Rr wheel yesterday and couldn't help notice yet more paint dissolving and corrosion coming through. Have to say I don't want to waste money on it, so will probably simply slap a bit of paint on as part of the routine maintenance package or check and see if the agricultural merchants do a bit of painting in their spare time (NB. Obviously harvesting is starting, so it'd have to be a December job!)
Though the only other steel bike I've ever had, an Emmelle Clipper GT 12.6 (1985-2005) never had an issue with corrosion and the paint work still looked shiny and new on disposal (NB. Despite being kept in the garden shed for 2-3 years).