I buy the inexpensive shorts at MEC.
As for Chamois Buttr ... unneccessary. That is, unless you're doing a ride on a very hot day (where you'll be sweating a lot); or a very rainy day (where your shorts will be soaked with rain). All Chamois Buttr and similar products do is to add a protective layer to the SKIN. When the skin is wet, it is fragile and that's when products like Chamois Buttr come in handy.
But if your bicycle is set up correctly, if you've got a good saddle, and if you've got a decent pair of shorts, you should not need any sort of cream ... it's not like it's going to make your sitbones feel any better!!
Last edited by Machka; 10-04-07 at 10:31 PM.