This is an odd question but this ebay auction sparked my curiosity. There are scratches on the top tube of the bike next to the seat tube and the auction says "Top-tube photo shows scratches from SPD cleat when mounting." What the heck?? I have never put my foot over that section of tube while getting on a bike.. I think I just thow a leg over the tire and seat while leaning the bike.
so how do you get on a bike? and how would you get on one to scratch it there.
I am avoiding the word mount because junkyard would probably run with that.
here is the auction with the scratch pic. http://cgi.ebay.com/Giant-Trance-2-M...3%3A2|294%3A50