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Old 11-09-18, 03:32 PM
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Is it just me?

If I buy a tube of 4 oz (guessing here), I like to get my 4 oz from the tube. I call it getting my money's worth!

Actually I see no sense in tossing out the cream I could be using. I squeeze the heck out of the tube but it does not come out so I am cut the sucker open and take what is mine!

I end up getting a pretty decent amount that is stuck to the inside of the tube's walls. I use a good amount on long weekend rides but this little container or two does well for 10 or so midweek shorter rides. Rides that I don't really need much at all but if something makes your ride that much more comfy, why not!


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Old 11-09-18, 03:36 PM
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I use A&D ointment. I haven't checked, but I'm guessing it's more economical.
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Old 11-09-18, 03:58 PM
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@GuessWhoCycling I LOVE IT. Gotta get all you can get!! I would have been lazy and thrown that away long ago :'(
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Old 11-09-18, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sammoyer View Post
@GuessWhoCycling I LOVE IT. Gotta get all you can get!! I would have been lazy and thrown that away long ago :'(

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Old 11-09-18, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I use A&D ointment. I haven't checked, but I'm guessing it's more economical.
I checked it out, first I didn't get the chamois creme amount correct as i was just going off the top of my head, it is actually 8 oz.

I get it for $13 or so.

The A&D searching online is $3.30 for 1.5 oz........it would take 5 containers to make 7.5 oz. I'll stick with the chamois creme.
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Old 11-09-18, 04:10 PM
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Upgrade to Body Glide.

You will be glad you did.

Or continue to cut open purple tubes. Doesn't matter to me.


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Old 11-09-18, 04:14 PM
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Ride more and/or HTFU.
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Old 11-09-18, 04:57 PM
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My bother does this with toothpaste tubes. It extends usage about a week for him. As for chamois crème, I make my own for a fraction of what one buys it for, plus it is formulated to last longer on a ride so I don't have to reapply 4 or 5 hours into a ride.
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Old 11-09-18, 05:45 PM
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Growing up, we used to have a "Toothpaste Tube Key".
Just $2.95 for a Fendrihan
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Old 11-09-18, 05:51 PM
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I determined after a ride or two that this stuff was totally unnessacary and just made a mess.

But, why don't you just use the edge of a counter or something to force everything on the walls toward the opening without having to resort to cutting it open? It's just like a tube of toothpaste...
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Old 11-09-18, 06:35 PM
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I use Phil's waterproof grease that comes in tubes. You'd be surprised how much grease is left in the tube when it seems empty.
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Old 11-09-18, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Caliper View Post
I determined after a ride or two that this stuff was totally unnessacary and just made a mess.

But, why don't you just use the edge of a counter or something to force everything on the walls toward the opening without having to resort to cutting it open? It's just like a tube of toothpaste...

I myself have tried squeezing the contents out various ways. IMO, nothing like a tube of toothpaste. Thick plastic walls are not very compliant or flexible.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
As for chamois crème, I make my own for a fraction of what one buys it for, plus it is formulated to last longer on a ride so I don't have to reapply 4 or 5 hours into a ride.
What's the recipe? Might be worth a try.
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Old 11-10-18, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Caliper View Post
I determined after a ride or two that this stuff was totally unnessacary and just made a mess....
I'm guessing "unnecessary" has do with style and ride conditions. I've completed several centuries with 10,000 ft to 12,000 ft gain over the years so a little cream on a ride like this isn't even an issue or noticeable when you are covered in salt and sweat. I just use it on training rides (climbing 5,000-7,000 ft) and most other rides just because I can.

But sorry, I need to HTFU! There are a lot of mountain roads in So California.

20 mile climb will get you near 5,000 ft gain.

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Old 11-10-18, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by GuessWhoCycling View Post
I myself have tried squeezing the contents out various ways. IMO, nothing like a tube of toothpaste. Thick plastic walls are not very compliant or flexible.
no good for upcycle as tyre boot then
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Old 11-10-18, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Upgrade to Body Glide.

You will be glad you did.

Or continue to cut open purple tubes. Doesn't matter to me.


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A huge +1 and 2 and 3. I love my Body Glide and Bike Glide (or Chamois Glide) I use that stuff all the time and wouldn't switch. Easy to put on, works really well and isn't tested on animals. I haven't yet scooped out the last little bits of the stuff from the bottom of the applicator and melted it back down to make a new one but I imagine you could.

It is nice to apply and run, I don't have to wash hands or anything like that because I don't have creamy goo on my hands!
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Old 11-10-18, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
I use Phil's waterproof grease that comes in tubes. You'd be surprised how much grease is left in the tube when it seems empty.
Using the Phil's on your bike, I trust.
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Old 11-10-18, 07:03 AM
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My dermatologist recommended Body Glide, but I haven't tried it yet.
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No, happened exactly same to me. I can't help it
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Old 11-10-18, 08:57 AM
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Using the Phil's on your bike, I trust.
Heh. That's the first thing that popped into my mind. I am pretty confident that @Doug64 doesn't use it "down there."
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Originally Posted by Tamiya View Post


no good for upcycle as tyre boot then
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Hmmm, sounds like I'll have to give Body Glide a try!
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I cut mine the same way, and just put the cut tube in a ziploc bag so it doesn't dry out between uses. Lately I have been buying the 8 oz. plastic tub for $20 which is much easier to dig out the last bits. It was an accident, went to a different bike shop who didn't have tubes, so I tried the tub, and now it's what I buy.

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I cut mine the same way, and just put the cut tube in a ziploc bag so it doesn't dry out between uses. Lately I have been buying the 8 oz. plastic tub for $20 which is much easier to dig out the last bits. It was an accident, went to a different bike shop who didn't have tubes, so I tried the tub, and now it's what I buy.

Ah yes, that would work! I have used the tub in the past and didn't think about that. Though the tub I believe is the Euro style only that has that funny menthol feeling. Didn't make a difference to me but I have heard people complain about it. But hey, that would solve my problem!
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This thread needed a trigger warning. Just the sight of that stuff grosses me out.
Ick!
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