First time poster and looking for some guidance here.
About a month ago, I purchased an F10 frame from a large, well-known--and I would say in some corners highly-regarded in the sense they've been around for a long time--bike store in my area (DA 9150 build). When I went to look at the bike to compare the serial number to the one on my receipt, I found that the bar code with the actual serial number had been blacked out. I should point out this was noticed after I had taken the bike home and rode it for 500 miles or so. The guy at the shop assured me this was just some "overspray" and there was nothing wrong with the bike.
It was suggested to me that I use some rubbing alcohol to try to remove the mark. Doing this resulted in part of the serial number sticker coming off. What is on there is not oil or grease--it's paint--so no amount of rubbing is going to remove it.
My question--is something shady going on here? Did I get a gray market bike or a 2nd of some kind? It's only been 24 hours but the shop doesn't seem in a huge hurry to do anything about this. I should point out that I had a separate shop scan the barcode and the serial number matches the one on my receipt. I also tried putting in a call to the Pinarello USA distributor myself but have not heard back.
Thanks for any words of wisdom you folks might have.