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Old 07-15-11, 10:25 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-15-11, 10:35 AM   #2
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The toothy imprint where you let your right leg rest against the chainwheel is a "sharkbite".

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Old 07-15-11, 10:43 AM   #3
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amateur mark.
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Old 07-15-11, 02:39 PM   #4
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Old 07-15-11, 03:33 PM   #5
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amateur mark.
Yeah, because you're PAID to ride bicycles, right?

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Old 07-15-11, 03:38 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-21-11, 12:02 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-25-11, 03:37 AM   #9
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There are names? I've been calling it 'dammit.'
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Old 07-25-11, 10:28 AM   #11
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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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Old 07-28-11, 07:25 AM   #12
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"Rookie Mark" as long as Ive ever seen it.
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Old 07-28-11, 07:33 AM   #13
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Rookie marks.
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Old 08-10-11, 12:07 PM   #14
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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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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.
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Rookie or amateur mark when speaking with cyclists.
"Chain-ring tattoo" when speaking with hot chicks.
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Old 08-24-11, 09:04 AM   #20
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Old 08-24-11, 12:49 PM   #21
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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
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I call it "not my problem"
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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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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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