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I'm One Of Those Guys!

Old 03-16-17, 11:36 PM
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I'm One Of Those Guys!

Not cheap, not tight but I just feel that if I pay for 8 oz of chamois cream, I'm going to get my 8 oz!

I used to go through at tube and feel it emptied awfully fast. Then I got the idea to open the tube to see how much was still inside, trapped. I cut the tube open then scraped it out and placed it in a small container. Actually got 4 more rides out of it. So the last few tubes, I do the ol jr high school dissecting science project on it when I can't get any more of of squeezing it!

Good for another 4!
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Old 03-17-17, 12:26 AM
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Haven't used cream once since mounting the Selle Titanico... but prior, I preferred the Udderly Smooth chamois cream. Worked just as well as Butt'r, costs 1/3 as much, and comes in a rigid tub so you can get every last drop of it out without resorting to package autopsy.
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@ ClydeTim- Getting the most out of what you have paid for makes you smart, not cheap in my book.

Also, I've heard that A&D ointment (the diaper rash cream available in pretty much any drug store) can be used as chamois cream to great effect. Anybody ever try it and can give an opinion one way or the other?
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Old 03-17-17, 07:15 AM
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I have always cut open the tubes and like you I have found a few more applications hidden in the corners. That stuff isn't cheap!!
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ProTip: If you really want to be thrifty, you can scrape up the remnants of your previous application at the end of a ride from your chamois and add that back to the leftovers in the tube to keep you going for a bit longer.
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Old 03-17-17, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by QStorm View Post
Also, I've heard that A&D ointment (the diaper rash cream available in pretty much any drug store) can be used as chamois cream to great effect. Anybody ever try it and can give an opinion one way or the other?
I think the best bang for your buck cream is Bag Balm. 8oz tin is about $7 and it lasts a very long time, works just as well as any of the "specialty" products. That said, I lost my tin a while back and really haven't had any issues riding without any "stuff" down there.
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Old 03-17-17, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
ProTip: If you really want to be thrifty, you can scrape up the remnants of your previous application at the end of a ride from your chamois and add that back to the leftovers in the tube to keep you going for a bit longer.
This would probably work with toothpaste as well.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
This would probably work with toothpaste as well.
If you get one of those minty flavors, it could double as chammy cream AND embrocation!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
This would probably work with toothpaste as well.
You're supposed to be out drinking with an irish lass today, not posting here.
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Damn, I guess I'm lucky. I don't need chamois cream.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
You're supposed to be out drinking with an irish lass today, not posting here.
This weekend she's got a bunch of Irish community stuff that was planned a while back. She took me out for my birthday on Monday, and we are supposed to get together next week and weekend.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
ProTip: If you really want to be thrifty, you can scrape up the remnants of your previous application at the end of a ride from your chamois and add that back to the leftovers in the tube to keep you going for a bit longer.
That's just not right. eeewww!
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
I think the best bang for your buck cream is Bag Balm. 8oz tin is about $7 and it lasts a very long time, works just as well as any of the "specialty" products.
I bought some of this after finishing the last of my own autopsy scrapings and agree.

At first, the A&D ointment look of it had me doubting whether I'd wasted my money, but I've used it for maybe 10 rides now and it works great!

...and the classy green tin looks better than the DZ Nutz bicycle seat/penis graphic...
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I forgot to lube up with friction control stuff on one of my runs about a month ago. I went too far and had some skin burn issues. The A & D is great for taking care of the burns/wounds. I applied it after the shower and went to bed. The A & D sealed and healed. Back to running/cycling in about 2 days. I thought I was going to be out for at least a week.
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A&D ointment works great, especially if you have some saddle irritation and still need to continue riding. Don't care much for the smell of the stuff, but a 4 oz tube of Equate A&D at Wally World is like two bucks. I keep it in my go bag.
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A&D ointment only works with Brooks Saddles and if you are serious.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Haven't used cream once since mounting the Selle Titanico... but prior, I preferred the Udderly Smooth chamois cream. Worked just as well as Butt'r, costs 1/3 as much, and comes in a rigid tub so you can get every last drop of it out without resorting to package autopsy.

I used the utterly smooth cold cream before they came out with the cycling version, very inexpensive. But they changed their consistency then I switched to Pace line. I might have to try the chamois version of US.

I still do actually use the regular US on short midweek evening rides.
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Originally Posted by DomaneS5 View Post
Damn, I guess I'm lucky. I don't need chamois cream.
Can't really say "I NEED" the cream. But a friend suggested it as we do 40-100 mile rides. I was hesitant but once I tried it, I was happy with it. Extra comfort is always good on a long ride.
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Originally Posted by QStorm View Post
@ ClydeTim- Getting the most out of what you have paid for makes you smart, not cheap in my book.

Also, I've heard that A&D ointment (the diaper rash cream available in pretty much any drug store) can be used as chamois cream to great effect. Anybody ever try it and can give an opinion one way or the other?
I use it on long hot rides, but otherwise don't use anything. I have never used a cycling-specific product. I'm 6' and 220lbs.
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I do this with the tubes of Park Tool grease. I've never had the urge to start a thread about, however.
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I use bacon renderings. Makes a great oinkment.
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
A&D ointment only works with Brooks Saddles and if you are serious.
Dang! I'm almost never completely serious and I can't afford a Brooks saddle... why do you think that I'm asking about A&D ointment instead of 'real' chamois cream?! I'll never be a serious cyclist

For reals, though, thanks for the info on A&D ointment from those who've used it for cycling purposes!
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Originally Posted by LiquorLad View Post
I do this with the tubes of Park Tool grease. I've never had the urge to start a thread about, however.
Then maybe you should try a figure skating forum so you can figure out what color laces you'd like on your skates.
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Originally Posted by ClydeTim View Post
Then maybe you should try a figure skating forum so you can figure out what color laces you'd like on your skates.
Sounds great. What website do you recommend?
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