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Old 05-01-06, 04:55 PM
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Chain "Tattoo"...

How do I avoid them? What am I doing wrong? I'm not talking just a little bit of grease, but a lot! I get teased about it mercilessly. I try to keep my chain really clean, but to no avail. I tried using White Lightning for a while and it helped, but I don't really like it as a lube. This is really embarrassing and I want it to stop!
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Don't put your right leg down. Ever.
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Black leg warmers.
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get into the habit of alwasy unclipping your left foot first when ever you stop. That should solve your problem.
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lefties very rarely get chain tattoos.
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Try not riding your bike, if the problem persists see a physician.
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Take off the chain. Less grease build-up.
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Umm... Thanks, all.

Yes, during the winter the black tights/leg warmers did effectively deal with the problem.

And while I do appreciate those occasional "no chain" days, I don't really think a chainless bike will work very well for the long haul. Unless you mean remove it for cleaning? I just clean the chain while it's on the bike. I will look into getting a master link.

And the suggestion to not ride the bike? Not an option. I'll just put up with the "newbie" teasing !

I do clip out with the right leg first. It will be hard trying to train myself to clip out with the left first. I foresee some clip-out spills in my future...
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Get a real tattoo on the inside of your right leg. Bonus points if you get a tattoo of chain marks.
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Originally Posted by jwbnyc
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lefties very rarely get chain tattoos.
wish someone had told my leg that the first year I was cycling!
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