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Old 08-03-2010, 06:57 PM   #15796
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does anyone wear skivies under their riding shorts and or use powder, just wondering.
On shorter rides or rides around the neighborhood I wear flat seam compression shorts. On longer rides, even those flatter seams can cause chaffing. I have not had a need for powder or chamois cream.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #15797
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on short rides around town, up to maybe 10-25 miles, I'll wear my baggy jeans or shorts, and keens or walking shoes. about 15-20 miles, I start wishing I was wearing my bike shorts. I haven't gotten past that distance this year.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:01 PM   #15798
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does anyone wear skivies under their riding shorts and or use powder, just wondering.
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.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:03 PM   #15799
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does anyone wear skivies under their riding shorts and or use powder, just wondering.

powder!?



No no, lube man lube.....

try Chamois Butter, or Assos.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:04 PM   #15800
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No no, lube man lube.....

try Chamois Butter, or Assos.
I'm a Chamois Butt'r guy, but I've used Belgian Butter with good results, too.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:05 PM   #15801
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I'm a Chamois Butt'r guy, but I've used Belgian Butter with good results, too.

me too, Assos has a bit of a burn to it.....
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:46 PM   #15802
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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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:33 AM   #15803
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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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:42 AM   #15804
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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.

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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.

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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).

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Assos has a bit of a burn to it.....
What? You don't like menthol on your stuff.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:21 AM   #15805
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What? You don't like menthol on your stuff.
Mmm, minty yarbles on a hot summer day...

How about noooooo!




and using powder sounds like a recipe for gravy. yeccch



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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:26 AM   #15806
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Time for my morning ride.

I won't be gone long.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:28 AM   #15807
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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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:32 AM   #15808
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and using powder sounds like a recipe for gravy. yeccch



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

use what works best for you.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:32 AM   #15809
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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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:54 AM   #15810
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