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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-01-09, 11:49 AM   #1
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chain bite/tattoo solved

for me at least. Since the thread about it got me paying attention, I have noticed that when I have been riding for a while (around 10 miles) I tend to "rest" my legs when I slow down for a stop/turn. The way I rest is I stop spinning and change my leg position by bringing it in a little (kind of a inward twist). the chain is not moving so I don't notice that my calf rest against the chain. Mystery solved
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Old 09-01-09, 01:10 PM   #2
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Go figger.....
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Old 09-01-09, 01:16 PM   #3
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I solve the problem by carrying baby wipes on tour. It's weird that they dissolve grease, but they do.
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Old 09-01-09, 01:24 PM   #4
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They prolly have glycerin in them. I use hand lotion for chain tatoos. Never found anything better.
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Old 09-01-09, 10:30 PM   #5
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Wondered why I was getting that on my leg!
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Old 09-01-09, 10:51 PM   #6
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Yeah same here, whenever I stop pedaling for any reason I found that's when I get it the most. But ah well, it always comes off. I don't use my bike to commute so it's not an issue, but if I convert it to a commuter when I inevitably upgrade to a better bike, I'll definitely need to solve the issue so my jeans don't get the grease tattoo also.
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Old 09-01-09, 10:59 PM   #7
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The official term for that is Cat-5 tattoo.
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