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    noxzema as chamois cream

    I like this, but:
    any way to get rid of the tingly sensation? (by adding something)
    is it too thin, compared to Vaseline, which some people like?
    (Thicker is better protection for very long rides?)

    What about mineral oil? Could this be used as a chamois cream?

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    I like the tingly sensation of nozema cold cream. It's great for short rides. Long. say century rides, I'd look elsewhere
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    I always wash my face with Noxzema. I never thought of using chamois cream. I don't think I'll try it though.
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    You'd be surprised. Like someone said, good for short or in my opinion middle length rides. Inexpensive, and the slight tingle never bothered me. At the very least, good to have in mind if you ever run out of your regular cream and need something to get by.

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    my recipe for home-made chamois cream is a 50-50 mixture of vaseline and a skin moisturizer.
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    PERVERTS!!!!!! TINGLY MENTHOLATED PERVERTS!!!!!

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    also, after a ride, your junk might be the cleanest part of your body
    2010 Specialized Secteur Elite upgraded with 32T cassette and does not have Stan's (yet)
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    2008/2009 Burton T6 156cm with Burton Triad Bindings & DC Judge boots

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    Thank you for sharing ladies.

    Real men used Tiger Balm.

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    Y'all are suckas for buying chamois cream.....Ive been making my own for years now. Got a lifetime supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newnan3 View Post
    Y'all are suckas for buying chamois cream.....Ive been making my own for years now. Got a lifetime supply.
    I am afraid to ask.

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    a cheap alternative

    Vaseline petroleum jelly CREAM deep moisture creamy formula, 4.5oz. under $5 a tube.

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    For short rides I don't use a chamois cream

    For middle length rides Noxzema is great. Works well, cost effective, and washes out or chamois clean and easy since it is water based. It does not tingle the whole ride you notice it a little when it first goes on then it goes away. It does not work well for longer rides since it is water based.

    For longer rides I mix in some aquaphor which has some oils and waxes in it to give the cream some holding power. Still washes out easy when mixed.

    I like this combo because it is inexpensive easily available where I shop and does not have me mixing a big vat of lotion and stuff together to get a life time supply of chamois cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomoFrarmFeks View Post
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    But on-topic, I use a Peteroleum-Jelly initial-application with a widely-available "personal lubricant" for my long spins. If a ride is rather short, plain old Baby Powder is enough for me.
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    Short rides (up to 2 hrs) = nadda
    Medium rides (2 4 hrs) = nadda or something light such as noxema or petroleum jelly
    Long rides (4+ hrs) = Aquaphor

    Never thought about getting rid of the tingly because I like it.
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    Big fan of Noxema. I have used it almost elusively for over 2 years. Going to mix it with Aquaphor and see what happens.

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    Now that it's cooler in South FL I dont need anything on short rides. I wouldn't go without it for more than an hour or any period during the summer. Way too much sweat. I'm trying Enzos buttonhole now.

    Instead of vasoline try some Bag Balm that can be found at places like cvs etc. That stuff really keeps your skin hydrated and no chaffing at all.

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    Only problem with Bag balm

    Quote Originally Posted by NWS Alpine View Post
    Now that it's cooler in South FL I dont need anything on short rides. I wouldn't go without it for more than an hour or any period during the summer. Way too much sweat. I'm trying Enzos buttonhole now.

    Instead of vasoline try some Bag Balm that can be found at places like cvs etc. That stuff really keeps your skin hydrated and no chaffing at all.
    seems to be too hard to wash out of the bibs, I can feel residue after a wash and that can not be good.

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    At least it'll help clear all the pimples down there.

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    Our group gave up on these chemically engineered remedies long ago and went back to basics. We now lube up with suet for our long rides. Your man gear stays fresh and chafe free.


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    Glide

    It's the most durable stuff out there. I think it was originally used by triathletes to eliminate rubbing under a wet suit. I've pretty much tried everything out there and this stuff works the best. They make a small applicator that you can stick in a pocket for centuries and such.

    Sports Authority and Dicks are the cheapest sources.

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    Vicks Vapo Rub for me.

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    Washes away with sweat

    It does not have the moisture resistance to stand up to sweaty chamois conditions. Silicone based lubes are the best
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    I have been using Udderly Smooth for a couple of years. They use it on cows tits. It really keeps everything smooth and loose, doesn't stain and is very soothing. I know other folks who use Udder Butter and Bag Balm.

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    A saddle adjusted just right and good fitting shorts takes care of most problems without cream

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    The original formula Noxema has no tingle, no menthol or mint or whatever is in the 'tingly' version.
    I find it at Walgreens.

    I switchd to Paceline Chamois Buttr long ago.

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