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    Greasy calf.

    So, all the time I always assumed that grease was flinging off my drive train onto the back of my right calf. But today after a ride the truth came to light and I realized it wasn't done by any flinging. Does this happen to you guys too or is it just me? Would make a cool tattoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pockymonster View Post
    ... Would make a cool tattoo.
    It's been done, more than a couple times. I don't know locations of any photos right off, but they're out there.
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    That's actually what it's called..."chainring tattoo", and yes it happens to me quite a bit. Especially if I'm stopped for a little while and rest my bike on my right side. Would be a cool tattoo.

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    i actually just got three links tattooed across my calf today. i LOOOVE it, its my first tattoo and i couldnt be happier

    will post pics soon

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    I was really hoping for a picture of a baby cow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofopotomus View Post
    That's actually what it's called..."chainring tattoo", and yes it happens to me quite a bit.
    More often called a "Rookie Tattoo" or "Rookie Mark"!
    Last edited by CB HI; 01-03-09 at 01:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150 View Post
    It's been done, more than a couple times. I don't know locations of any photos right off, but they're out there.
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    Google image search:
    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    Lots of them.
    ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    More often called a "Rookie Tattoo" or "Rookie Mark"!
    Rookies and long time cyclists get them but rookies seem to get them more often.
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    you don't need to get a tattoo.. just continue press your leg against the chainring every time you ride... as you have been doing....



    this smells like troll to me

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    I usually get indistinct smugges from the chain, only a couple of times have I gotten the disinct chain or chainring (I don't remember which) imprint on my leg.

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    Try that across the face, then go to your group ride.

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