I might just be overly paranoid, but does the line in the image (to the left of the glare) look like a paint scratch or could it be a sign of a spreading crack?enter image description here

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    Looks very much like a scratch because of the way it curves and the white color of the base coat below.
    – Michael
    Sep 28, 2018 at 10:42
  • Definitely just a scratch Sep 28, 2018 at 12:07
  • Nothing wrong with being cautious with possible cracks to carbon fibre.
    – Criggie
    Sep 28, 2018 at 21:56

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I am not an expert. It looks like a scratch to me because of the curves and the way it doesn't end at a sharp point. However, it's impossible to really tell from a photograph so you should take it in to a bike shop and get them to have a look at it.

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