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    Name for chain grease on legs?

    In cycling culture I thought there must be some pithy name for the greasy chain marks that are on my legs after a ride?

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    The toothy imprint where you let your right leg rest against the chainwheel is a "sharkbite".

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    amateur mark.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_like_cereal View Post
    amateur mark.
    Yeah, because you're PAID to ride bicycles, right?

    :sheesh:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_stevens View Post
    The toothy imprint where you let your right leg rest against the chainwheel is a "sharkbite".

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    Or a chain ring tattoo.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I just call it grease on my leg...or pants or sweats, if it is cold weather..........

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    Grease monkey juice slather.
    Sometimes when I'm out doing a shopping run, I'll be offered a free sample (cut of pizza, doughnut, cheezywiz thingy)...little do they know that behind every bite is my gasoline!

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    There are names? I've been calling it 'dammit.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berta View Post
    There are names? I've been calling it 'dammit.'
    Sometimes when I'm out doing a shopping run, I'll be offered a free sample (cut of pizza, doughnut, cheezywiz thingy)...little do they know that behind every bite is my gasoline!

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    Always heard it called a chainring tattoo.

    Some people get em for realz....... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...w=2112&bih=967

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    "Rookie Mark" as long as Ive ever seen it.

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    Rookie marks.

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    Hmm, rookie marks. Maybe I should work on my form. I have been riding for well over 10 years and occasionally notice this mark. Didn't know I was pedaling so amateurishly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNDM View Post
    Hmm, rookie marks. Maybe I should work on my form. I have been riding for well over 10 years and occasionally notice this mark. Didn't know I was pedaling so amateurishly.
    Rookie marks? In my book that is when the chainring leaves a permanent scar from the removal of tissue from the leg......................don't ask...
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    amateur mark.

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    Cat 6 tattoo.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    ^Lol.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Rookie or amateur mark when speaking with cyclists.
    "Chain-ring tattoo" when speaking with hot chicks.
    "Watch out for giants; they are boorish fools with tongues wagging, drunk upon their own words.
    They will try to teach you a lesson if given the chance, and you will stumble over their stinking feet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berta View Post
    There are names? I've been calling it 'dammit.'
    You owe me a keyboard sir! Never read alt while drinking tea, note to self.

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    I've hear roadies call them cat 5 tattoos. It's funny, I guess, that is unless as you deride another cyclist you don't realize that you have one too
    If you don't talk to your cat about catnip, who will? =^.^=

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    I call it "not my problem"
    Biking isn't a sport because anybody can do it. I can bike, you can bike. For goodness sakes, my mother can bike! You don't see her on the cover of Sports Illustrated, do you?

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    Yeah, someone called it a first-timer's bite on my leg, to which I thought, "Son, I've been riding longer than you've been alive..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Or a chain ring tattoo.
    And some people just actual tattoos of them.

    Me, I have permanent scars of one particularly bad one. No need for any ink there!

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