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Old 01-27-10, 03:57 PM
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got a question for everyone here. i have been having a problem with my cat. i have my bike setup on a trainer. i have tried to cover my bike up but he somehow finds his way into the covering. now i know he has been rubbing his face on my chainring!! this cat has his face covered with lube now!! has anyone here ever encountered this? any suggestions on how to stop him from going near the bike at all?
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Old 01-27-10, 04:04 PM
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There are sprays to keep cats away from furniture etc, you may want to try someting like that.

Or change chain lube, there is something attracting the cat.

If it is not chain lube, then providing something like this might give an alternative for self-gratification:

https://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754436
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Old 01-27-10, 04:26 PM
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Don't cover the bike. What he can't see he wants to explore. I've had cats for years. Hide it from them and they find it.
 
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Cat owners?

Can one really be said to "own" a cat?

You have a good case for being the guardian of an "outdoor cat".
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Old 01-27-10, 04:36 PM
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Mine mark my bikes all the time with the face rub...I've never had them go for the oily stuff though. Usually they just hit the tires and maybe the downtube or a peddle. I don't think they really like chemicals.
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Old 01-27-10, 05:45 PM
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Mine mark my bikes all the time with the face rub...I've never had them go for the oily stuff though. Usually they just hit the tires and maybe the downtube or a peddle. I don't think they really like chemicals.
Try Orange scented Pledge as a wax on the bike. Cats hate oranges... The cat is only trying to say "mmmm this bike is MINE..." by leaving his scent on it. I'm sure the chain is just at the right height plus gives him a nice little rub. It's normal cat behavior... again try something with an orange scent and see if that works...
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Old 01-27-10, 06:07 PM
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Coco, Checkers & Thomas own everything my wife and I have bought aside from our cars, which we transport the pet cages in. You do the math. The orange pledge thing is a good start. Cats are not simple beings. I love all 3 of mine, as well as my four idiot dogs. :justkidding:

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Old 01-27-10, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by lemak View Post
got a question for everyone here. i have been having a problem with my cat. i have my bike setup on a trainer. i have tried to cover my bike up but he somehow finds his way into the covering. now i know he has been rubbing his face on my chainring!! this cat has his face covered with lube now!! has anyone here ever encountered this? any suggestions on how to stop him from going near the bike at all?

I'm not going to touch that!
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Originally Posted by lemak View Post
got a question for everyone here. i have been having a problem with my cat. i have my bike setup on a trainer. i have tried to cover my bike up but he somehow finds his way into the covering. now i know he has been rubbing his face on my chainring!! this cat has his face covered with lube now!! has anyone here ever encountered this? any suggestions on how to stop him from going near the bike at all?

Use black grease. The cat will become a tabby.
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Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
Try Orange scented Pledge as a wax on the bike. Cats hate oranges... The cat is only trying to say "mmmm this bike is MINE..." by leaving his scent on it. I'm sure the chain is just at the right height plus gives him a nice little rub. It's normal cat behavior... again try something with an orange scent and see if that works...
Oh, I don't mind if they mark the bikes...the computer moniter on the other hand. It's like they're having a contest to see who can knock it off the desk first.
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Make kitty wear a helmet, there was a study recently that having to wear a helmet keeps em away from bikes.
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Old 01-27-10, 08:51 PM
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Make kitty wear a helmet, there was a study recently that having to wear a helmet keeps em away from bikes.
So simple to tell the owners from the owned. Hmm...
 
Old 01-27-10, 09:27 PM
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I just tell them NO sternly and steer them away. Then escalate it to a squirt bottle if needed.
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Originally Posted by lemak View Post
now i know he has been rubbing his face on my chainring!! this cat has his face covered with lube now!! has anyone here ever encountered this? any suggestions on how to stop him from going near the bike at all?
Stop using the Fish Oil chainlube..
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Old 01-27-10, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
I'm not going to touch that!
ok sorry, his face is covered with chain lube!!! But you made me laugh!!! I guess i had that one coming to me!

it is kinda obvious since he is an orange tiger stripe cat. i can tell that he has been down in my gym when he comes up with a black mustache from my chain ring!!

thanks for the ideas about the orange! i will spray down the front chain ring with some kind of orange scent to keep him away and see if it helps!!
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I don't see what the problem is.
 
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
If it is not chain lube, then providing something like this might give an alternative for self-gratification:

https://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754436
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heh - I bought one of those - and the kitten aka Devil's Spawn - tore it off the door frame and dragged it around the house - she was more interested in the plastic part versus the cat nip


Ming (siamese/balinese), when I moved into my new place liked to run underneath the bikes - and get a nice black streak down her So after a few times washing her off, I now keep the 2nd bedroom (computer/bike room actually) closed when I'm not not there. And now she seems to have lost interest. However her current fascination happens when I'm rolling my bike in from the outside - and she follows my wheel and really wants to stick her paw between the spokes - I end up picking it up when she does that now - I'm afraid she'll stick her paw in and I damage her leg
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Make it an outside cat or set the cat on fire.

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Make it an outside cat or set the cat on fire.

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Didja feel that**********? That was Ming smacking you!

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Didja feel that**********? That was Ming smacking you!

Whatever.

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People that allow cats indoors should also consider allowing squirrels and raccoons inside. At leas they don't butter you up/rub on you before destroying all.
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People that allow cats indoors should also consider allowing squirrels and raccoons inside. At leas they don't butter you up/rub on you before destroying all.
So shame on you... my cat is an indoor cat. That way I don;t have to worry about injury, disease etc. His fur stays nice and soft, clean and sweet smiling (unless he just comes from the litter box).

People who don't like cats have a thing about control... are you are control freak Dip?
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So shame on you... my cat is an indoor cat. That way I don;t have to worry about injury, disease etc. His fur stays nice and soft, clean and sweet smiling (unless he just comes from the litter box).

People who don't like cats have a thing about control... are you are control freak Dip?
are you a cat lady Pam?
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are you a cat lady Pam?
NO!!!!! I have one cat... does that make me a cat lady????
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NO!!!!! I have one cat... does that make me a cat lady????
just messing with you...and I would certainly not say I have a thing about control. And I am no lover of cats. I don't hate them, I won't go out of my way to hurt them....but I much prefer dogs.
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