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Old 05-25-08, 10:37 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-25-08, 10:46 PM   #2
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... 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

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I was really hoping for a picture of a baby cow...
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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"!

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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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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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