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    chamois cream

    As a newbie I was wondering if most people use chamois cream? Do you only use it when you develop an issue or should I begin using it from the beginning as a precaution until I get use to riding?

    Is there a better brand of cream/butter to buy or is the type of cream/butter rider dependant as most bicycle equipment seems to be?



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    Chamois cream is not a part of my daily ride routine. I've only encountered three situations in which chamois cream was necessary:

    1. Poor fitting bibs/shorts.
    2. Long rides of 80miles plus (usually as a precaution)
    3. Multi-day rides (again, precautionary)
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    Just saw the title of this thread. Sounds like a French desert. Mmmmmmmm.

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    If you're new to cycling it may not be a bad idea until your butt "wears" in. But if you start with good fitting shorts and build up the length of your rides instead of just jumping into 50+ miles, you should be fine.

    I never use creams. My typical rides are 20-40mi and I've never had a problem. On some longer rides, I've gotten a little "tender". I've used diaper rash cream. Cheap, readily availble, and good enough for a babies butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm2 View Post
    Sounds like a French desert.
    I didn't know there were desert's in France.
    Ohhhh you're talking about dessert's?
    Yes it does sound like a dessert.... if you enjoy eating your dessert's from a sweaty a$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    I didn't know there were desert's in France.
    Ohhhh you're talking about dessert's?
    Yes it does sound like a dessert.... if you enjoy eating your dessert's from a sweaty a$$.
    Then why is there a French Legion? And why is it foreign??

    But getting back to the OP, its up to you if you think you need chamois cream or not. Don't go by what others are doing in this case.

    If you find that there is discomfort, irritation or chafing while riding in YOUR shorts then you might consider trying it. Or get better shorts.

    If your bum hurts, well there is only one solution for that & it ain't shammy cream: Ride More

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    I use it on rides longer than about 50 miles, otherwise I don't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    I didn't know there were desert's in France.
    Ohhhh you're talking about dessert's?
    Yes it does sound like a dessert.... if you enjoy eating your dessert's from a sweaty a$$.
    I struggle with spelling.
    You struggle with plural vs. possessive.
    Let's call it even.

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    Never used it

    I cant get past the smearing it inside my shorts image.

    Have never wished I needed it either.

    I have done week long tours, 8 years as a bike messenger, 260 mile 1 day rides, back to back centuries and daily commuting.

    Varying position, standing up, a saddle that is right for your ass and knowing how to listen to your body negates the need for this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    I didn't know there were desert's in France.
    Ohhhh you're talking about dessert's?
    You mean "deserts", right? And he was talking about "desserts", yes.

    Live by the sword, die by the sword...

    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm2 View Post
    I struggle with spelling.
    You struggle with plural vs. possessive.
    Let's call it even.
    I'm with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirx View Post
    You mean "deserts", right? And he was talking about "desserts", yes.
    Naaa, I meant dessert's
    We don't take this stuff seriously do we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Naaa, I meant dessert's
    We don't take this stuff seriously do we?
    Cheers man, I'm just being a douche, 'cause you opened the door. :-)

    Appreciate you keeping me honest.

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    I use it every ride. But some never use. Ride without, and try riding with. Kind of like trying different shoes or saddles,, what type of chamois cream is a personal preference. Experiment. Keep riding!
    Just ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm2 View Post
    Cheers man, I'm just being a douche, 'cause you opened the door. :-)

    Appreciate you keeping me honest.
    Is douche' a french desert?

    I wasn't trying to keep you honest. It just made me chuckle. I read French Desert and envisioned a Frenchman eating a spoonful of sand.

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    Ive been using it for the past 13 or 14 months. If I forget I dont normally have an issue.

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    If I'm going to be in the saddle for around 3 hrs or more (mileage is a poorer measure than time) I use it. Otherwise, I don't bother.

    People's opinion vary on what to use. I used to use vasoline, now I use some brand of utter cream that I can't remember the name of, and my teets have never felt so good. It's even better if I can get someone to smear it on for me - in those instances my ride is either called off or delayed, but only for a minute or two.
    I ride mostly in the honorable pursuit of being kissed on both cheeks at the same time by one blond and one brunette. But not redheads, they scare me.

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    Still like the chamois cream title.

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    I use it on ALL the pressure points.......

    My butt

    Soles of my feet

    palm of my hands

    my forehead (protects me from getting a boo-boo where my helmet touches my head)

    If I'm not riding my bike, I don't use it.

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    When to Apply Cream

    For rides less than 1-2 hours, cream may not be required.

    Diaper ointment for babies are some of the best cream available. They are hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial and cheaper than the cycling specific ointments.
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    Only been riding seriously for 2.5 yrs, but have never needed to use it...even at 4 hrs. in the saddle. In fact, I venture to say that if I needed to do that for every ride, I don't think I'd ride, lol.

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    Every ride.
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    Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't. I find that sometimes I'll be a bit sweaty (and therefore sticky) even before I get on the bike. If so, I will usually use just a bit on the insides of my legs at the crotch. Other times, I may or may not use it based on whim (generally, the same location). The other place where it sometimes is helpful is between the cheeks. Which brand to use is what works for you (textures vary a bit I find).

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    Use it every time and my favorite after trying many is Beljum Budder

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm2 View Post
    Just saw the title of this thread. Sounds like a French desert. Mmmmmmmm.
    No wonder my breakfast makes me puke. That assos stuff tastes like crap.

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    Lard seems to work best. And it is cheap.

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