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Old 10-11-11, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question for the guys

I just started riding again. Used to ride all the time as a kid, but never as an adult. I went out for a ride with my 5 yo daughter this weekend and found a new problem. I now have moving parts, that were not "moving" parts when I was a kid. It was very uncomfortable. I was just wondering what male cyclists normally do to keep that sort of thing in check? any advice is appreciated. I can think of a couple of possible solutions, but I'd rather hear what the guys who do it have to say. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-11-11, 03:30 PM   #2
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Assuming that you are talking about your scrote, I would suggest either...tighter undies, or some cycling pants that offer support.
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Old 10-11-11, 03:38 PM   #3
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You need some bike shorts.
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Old 10-11-11, 03:55 PM   #4
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bike shorts and a proper bike and saddle fit. That is a far as we can recommend with your cryptic post. Do a search on crotch numbness, chaffing and/or whatever else your personal experienced problem is. There are LOTS of threads on the various maladies experienced by new/returning male riders. I have faith you can suss out and employ the appropriate solution rather quickly and easily....

Good luck and happy riding, again!
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Old 10-11-11, 04:03 PM   #5
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I know what you are talking about. As previous poster suggested, cycling shirts of some kind, or cycling underwear, combined with correct saddle height and tilt.
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If bike shorts are not in the future, you might try cocking the saddle off to one side or the other, and letting the dangly bits all hang on the side with the most clearance. That's if you have a saddle with a relatively narrow nose. If you've got one of those big, wide, cushy things from the x-marts, you might consider a saddle that fits better. There are reasons why Brooks, Terry, and other good saddles are made the way they are.
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If bike shorts are not in the future, you might try cocking the saddle off to one side or the other, and letting the dangly bits all hang on the side with the most clearance. That's if you have a saddle with a relatively narrow nose. If you've got one of those big, wide, cushy things from the x-marts, you might consider a saddle that fits better. There are reasons why Brooks, Terry, and other good saddles are made the way they are.
I see what you did there!
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Only time I've had this issue is when I f'ed up and set the nose angle of my saddle WAY too high...
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Tight cycling shorts with the "boys" pulled up in front, out of the way of the saddle.
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I was thinking about one of these:

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Thanks Guys. Lotsa solid ideas in this thread. I never even considered adjusting the saddle. The seat pictured reminds me of a kilt stool that I once saw. Hard to picture myself shelling out cash for bike shorts, for the occasional ride through the hood. But maybe an athletic supporter might accomplish the same thing? And I'll definitely work the angle of the saddle.
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Thanks Guys. Lotsa solid ideas in this thread. I never even considered adjusting the saddle. The seat pictured reminds me of a kilt stool that I once saw. Hard to picture myself shelling out cash for bike shorts, for the occasional ride through the hood. But maybe an athletic supporter might accomplish the same thing? And I'll definitely work the angle of the saddle.
Forget the jockstrap.
Maybe look for some sports-oriented briefs, if you're not ready for some dedicated cycling shorts of some sort.
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I prefer this saddle over the kilt stool look. Just allows you to plop it in there with shorts or without and remains a looker when off the bike.
And with the added bonus, if you ride with a saddle like this, you'll still be able to make babies!


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Maybe look for some sports-oriented briefs, if you're not ready for some dedicated cycling shorts of some sort.
Yep, I went that route, only drawback is the slickness of the briefs causing shirts to become untucked or pants to slip down somewhat.
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Old 10-11-11, 09:29 PM   #15
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Bike shorts, or Jockey shorts.
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Yes, Briefs are better than Boxers in this regard.
'Y fronts' for the Brits out there..

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Cycling shorts are your friend. Pull your junk up, and you'll be fine. Make sure your seat is level, or the nose slightly down.
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wear briefs.


p.s. i use this saddle:

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