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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Moraga, CA
Bikes: Kuota Kharma, Surly LHT, CAAD9, Bianchi fg/ss
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Go to CVS and get a product called Bag Balm. I learned this from a Vietnam war amputee who has done RAAM three times.
the stuff is crazy expensive...10 bucks for a can that will last you the rest of your life. It's a balm from New England used to treat chapped nipples on cows but is one of those things that's great for people too. The grease is lanolin...wool fat, the oil in wool.
It doesnt eat liners, doesn't break down your skin, doesn't thin down like chamois butter and lasts a long time without migrating around your stump.
leave it to New England farmers to come up with something 200 years ago that's the perfect thing now in the day of space ships, Internet, etc.
Chamois Butter is great on your crotch, I use copious amounts of it, but what you need inside your liner is GREASE.
Chamoise Butter is specially formulated to not be greasy. Which works for Chamoise but your stump needs straight grease and bag a balm is the best stuff that stays put, doesn't get watery.
Olnly put it on the friction places though. Be very selective on where you apply it.
Last edited by benajah; 10-27-12 at 11:07 PM.