I had the same thing happen. The paint is coming off. It isn't pretty but that's about it.
Depending on the day, it's either hot or wet, sometimes both.How are things back in Evanston?
Funny you should mention it; I noticed the same thing for the first time recently, during my annual bike wash event (I clean it once a year whether it needs it or not).So I took a detailed look at my Wee (haven't done so in some time) and one thing that caught my eye was a bit of a bumpy surface on the water pump casing (see picture). I don't think I noticed this before. Is it anything to be concerned about?