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uvawiseiochemist 08-03-2010 11:46 PM

Found the bicycle thread.
 
I knew there was a bicycle thread somewhere on this site. I have lots of reading to do to catch up on what has been covered. On the subject of stuff under your shorts, I must agree that anything between the rider and the chamois is bad news. You do not want fungus to set up there, no sir.

On the subject of chamois lube, has anyone tried Deez Nutz (spelling?)? I have been searching around, but have never used the stuff. I put in centuries from time to time, and have never really had any problems.

Anyone here from around the Lenowisco area of Southwest Virginia? Hard to miss a rider around here, but never know if I might find others close by.:freaky

zippy 08-04-2010 04:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iced Tea
does anyone wear skivies under their riding shorts and or use powder, just wondering.

Commuting I now wear compression shorts under mtn biking shorts . Longer rides bibs are the shiznitz. No skivies.

Color me an odd ball but yes I do use powder. burts bee's dusting powder when gnarly hot out.

ducnut 08-04-2010 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbasa
No skivvies under the riding shorts.

Ever.

You really want the wicking abilities of the shorts to get that moisture out of an area prone to fungal growth if unattended.

Not only that, the chamois is designed to "stick" to your skin and the outer layer of the bib is designed to "stick" to the saddle. This allows the chamois to isolate you from the friction of the butt to saddle interface. If you watch the TdF while they're following a rider, one can really see how cycling bibs work. The chamois remains in place and the rider's butt looks as if they sitting on some kind of gel, as it moves side to side with the pedalling. If you add another layer between those, the chamois can't do its job of preventing chafing. Plus, the additional layer will likely bunch up; pinching and chafing your skin. Again, never ever.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbasa
Use chamois cream with the shorts. I spread it where I'll have likely chafing issues (keeping your junk from sticking to your leg, along with on my ass where I sit on the seat and kind of "all under" there.

Trust me on this. No underwear under the bike shorts.

Ever.

Not only is the chamois cream a lube, it's also an anti-fungal. You don't want any kind of bacteria or sores going on down there. Trust me on this. DAMHIK.

Also, wash your bibs ASAP, after your ride. Leaving them lie around allows more time for bacteria to setup shop in your chamois.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zodiac
try Chamois Butter, or Assos.

I'm finishing up my container of Chamois Butt'r. I used Assos, before that. I prefer the texture of the Assos. It's more creamy, like a thick lotion. Whereas, Chamois Butt'r is more like a thick, whipped cream.

The local big miler (15K miles/yr) uses bag balm for cow udders. It's really cheap and has the same properties (according to him).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zodiac
Assos has a bit of a burn to it.....

What? You don't like menthol on your stuff. :lol3

Bimble 08-04-2010 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut
...
What? You don't like menthol on your stuff. :lol3

Mmm, minty yarbles on a hot summer day...

How about noooooo!

:lol3


and using powder sounds like a recipe for gravy. yeccch

:puke1

I've been using bodyglide, but am going to try the chamois butter. And change my roady saddle. It is just a bit too wide in the groin and chafes a bit.

pilot 08-04-2010 06:26 AM

Time for my morning ride. :wave

I won't be gone long. :bluduh

Dahveed 08-04-2010 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbasa
No skivvies under the riding shorts.

Ever.

You really want the wicking abilities of the shorts to get that moisture out of an area prone to fungal growth if unattended.

Use chamois cream with the shorts. I spread it where I'll have likely chafing issues (keeping your junk from sticking to your leg, along with on my ass where I sit on the seat and kind of "all under" there.

Trust me on this. No underwear under the bike shorts.

Ever.

+1 I think you lose the benefits of bike shorts if you wear your "tightie whities" under your shorts. So why pay that money for good bike shorts (they can be pricy) just to negate the benefit.

zippy 08-04-2010 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimble

and using powder sounds like a recipe for gravy. yeccch

:puke1


and chamios butter or cream starts as a gravy so your point is ?

use what works best for you.

Dahveed 08-04-2010 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut
Also, wash your bibs ASAP, after your ride. Leaving them lie around allows more time for bacteria to setup shop in your chamois.

The local big miler (15K miles/yr) uses bag balm for cow udders. It's really cheap and has the same properties (according to him).

Also don't lounge around in the bike shorts after a big ride. Get them off and put some other shorts on fairly quick for the same reasons.

I use Assos, but if I get chaffed, I use bag balm to cure that. I don't ride in bag balm, but I might give that a try.

If your just spinning some low mileage a few times a week, you can be a little more relaxed about your backside. If you're starting to ride more frequently and for longer distances, this becomes pretty important.

Dranrab Luap 08-04-2010 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pilot
Time for my morning ride. :wave

I won't be gone long. :bluduh

Have fun...that's what it's all about.

Bimble 08-04-2010 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zippy
and chamios butter or cream starts as a gravy so your point is ?

use what works best for you.

No shit?

I did point out what works best for me. Power turns into an abrasive paste when I use it. Sorry you took my post so seriously.

Point clear enough?

:rolleyes

pilot 08-04-2010 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap
Have fun...that's what it's all about.

I did. I dragged the kid along with me. He's off from football practice this week and he's nursing a wrist fracture. He needed to get off his ass.

4.7 miles this morning. Back to where I was before I took off for July riding west. :D

zippy 08-04-2010 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimble
No shit?

I did point out what works best for me. Power turns into an abrasive paste when I use it. Sorry you took my post so seriously.

Point clear enough?

:rolleyes



Not that I took your post too seriously , just wasn't sure if you had actually tried powder or not.

Would be like me stating " Colnago makes crappy bikes" never having the pleasure of owning or riding one.


I use only a little powder and in the oppressive summer heat and humidity it has worked well for me.

Also a good idea to keep stuff trim in that area.

Bimble 08-04-2010 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zippy
Not that I took your post too seriously , just wasn't sure if you had actually tried powder or not.

Would be like me stating " Colnago makes crappy bikes" never having the pleasure of owning or riding one.


I use only a little powder and in the oppressive summer heat and humidity it has worked well for me.

Also a good idea to keep stuff trim in that area.

Gotcha. I took you post as being snarkier than it really was.

:thumb

Stinez 08-04-2010 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut

Sweet bike! :tb

Thanks for the info...I'm looking. :thumb

Do you have and idea how the Roubaix sizes (I'm between a 52 and a 54) cross over to tricross sizes (The LBS doesn't have one)?
Edit- I know that I should find a shop that has one to be sure of the size. :nod

Mercury264 08-04-2010 09:25 AM

Anybody off to see this tonight ?

If so....holler, I'll be the fat English dood with the crew cut :D


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