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Old 07-20-05, 02:57 PM
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hope everyone is having a good wednesday- here is a butt cream thread

So I have always been a bit nervous about buying it, but I am getting some rather obnoxious saddle sores. Does this stuff work? Should I just buy new shorts and a new saddle? Should I suffer through them and never mention it to anyone ever again?
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What shorts and saddle do you have? Have you stopped a LBS to have the fit checked out?
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Originally Posted by delay
So I have always been a bit nervous about buying it, but I am getting some rather obnoxious saddle sores. Does this stuff work? Should I just buy new shorts and a new saddle? Should I suffer through them and never mention it to anyone ever again?

-Do you ever wear dirty shorts? if so STOP!
-Saddle sores is basically built up bacteria. So after your ride, immediatly take off your shorts(not good to linger in them), then after you take a shower get some of those cotton wipes, get rubbing alcohal and wet the cotton wipes, next rub the infected area. It may sting a little at first but after you do it a couple times then it wont be so bad.
-Next are your shorts cheap? if so get some pretty good shorts, that will help a bunch.

That should help but if it persists seek professional help.
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You need Boudreaux's Butt Paste, http://www.buttpaste.com/
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what hi565 said: remove shorts ASAP after ride, only ride with clean shorts (your mom was right)

Lots of things prevent chafing: vasoline and jelly lube are cheap and work well.
 
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My saddle is a selle flite, the shorts I rode in last were some sugoui's in the 60 dollar range. The fit on the bike is right. Trust me, butt creams were the last thing I wished to talk about.
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Originally Posted by hi565
-Do you ever wear dirty shorts? if so STOP!
-Saddle sores is basically built up bacteria. So after your ride, immediatly take off your shorts(not good to linger in them), then after you take a shower get some of those cotton wipes, get rubbing alcohal and wet the cotton wipes, next rub the infected area. It may sting a little at first but after you do it a couple times then it wont be so bad.
-Next are your shorts cheap? if so get some pretty good shorts, that will help a bunch.

That should help but if it persists seek professional help.
Wrong...and wrong. Rubbing alcohol? Ummm, No thanks.

I agree that you need clean shorts on every ride, but I don't agree that saddle sores are the sole result of built up bacteria. Friction can cause them just as easily.

I've had problems on long rides with the seams of my bike shorts rubbing a couple spots a little raw(Pearl Izumi shorts). I've used diaper cream to heal the sores. Also, as a result of a similar thread of my own, I started using "Body Glide" which basically acts as a barier between your legs and shorts. No problems since.....
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Assos chamois cream....don't leave home without it!
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Originally Posted by Nashville Man
Wrong...and wrong. Rubbing alcohol? Ummm, No thanks.

I agree that you need clean shorts on every ride, but I don't agree that saddle sores are the sole result of built up bacteria. Friction can cause them just as easily.

I've had problems on long rides with the seams of my bike shorts rubbing a couple spots a little raw(Pearl Izumi shorts). I've used diaper cream to heal the sores. Also, as a result of a similar thread of my own, I started using "Body Glide" which basically acts as a barier between your legs and shorts. No problems since.....

Buddy, I didnt make this up. The guy who told me this has been working with riders and riding and racing a LONG time gave me this.
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Originally Posted by Nashville Man
Wrong...and wrong. Rubbing alcohol? Ummm, No thanks.

I agree that you need clean shorts on every ride, but I don't agree that saddle sores are the sole result of built up bacteria. Friction can cause them just as easily.

I've had problems on long rides with the seams of my bike shorts rubbing a couple spots a little raw(Pearl Izumi shorts). I've used diaper cream to heal the sores. Also, as a result of a similar thread of my own, I started using "Body Glide" which basically acts as a barier between your legs and shorts. No problems since.....
I didnt say soley the reason. I willa agree that it is also sometimes caused by chafing.
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Everybody's Mileage Varies, Butt... boy do I love my Assos creme for long rides (over 50 miles). Certainly, clean shorts every day, hygiene is a pre-requisite but not sufficient...

I don't want to be coarse, but when I used to go on multi-100-mile day trips, the part of me covered by my chamois was bruised and blistered. I resisted trying the Assos creme because.. well, because it's butt cream. But once I tried it and completed that two day trip with Assos, I'll never do long rides without it.
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I just bought some chamois butt-r. Haven't used it yet so I don't know how it works. For the price it should apply itself. I'll review at a later date.
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How does this butt cream stuff work? I've been using Body Glide for several months now and haven't had the slightest hint of a saddle sore since.

And why is everyone so squeamish? Butts are like opinions after all -- everyone's got one.
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Hey did my try KY warming sensations post get deleted? hmmmm
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Originally Posted by delay
My saddle is a selle flite, the shorts I rode in last were some sugoui's in the 60 dollar range. The fit on the bike is right. Trust me, butt creams were the last thing I wished to talk about.
I'll bet it's the Sugoi shorts!

I never get saddle sores and I only use cream when it's a really hot day because excess sweat can cause some chaffing (for me) and on really long rides (centuries +) and week long type tours.

However, I have one pair of Sugoi shorts. And they did indeed give me a saddle sore the first time I used them. In my book that means they have an inferior chamois. I didn't toss them. I do use cream when I ride in those shorts ...every time ...no exceptions.

I normally ride in those disgustingly expensive Assos shorts. They rock! Second to them in my book are Castelli shorts. Third (a distant third) are the Pearl Izumi short with the spendy (yellow) chamois.

BTW, LBS cream is too spendy. I use Eucerin body cream ...it's just as good and much less expensive. That way I can afford the Assos shorts.

My .02 cents.
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Originally Posted by hi565
I didnt say soley the reason. I willa agree that it is also sometimes caused by chafing.
I guess I was a bit harsh. No offense, but I can't imagine putting rubbing alcohol on any saddle sores. But hey, if it works, more power to you! Just not for me....
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We started using Udderly Smooth udder cream for my son's diaper rash. Worked like a charm and I thought it might make a good chamois cream. I've used it on several long rides and I swear by it now.
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What timing! A hump day post about Butt Cream!! My buddies swear by Astro Glide...
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I used Chamois Butt'r and Assos Chamois Creme and Don't even ride 20 miles without one of them. My preference is the Assos.
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I used Chamois Butt'r and Assos Chamois Creme and Don't even ride 20 miles without one of them. My preference is the Assos.
I use the Chamois Butt'r and it has eliminated my problem.
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I use the Chamois Butt'r and it has eliminated my problem.
That's not possible.
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Chamois Butt'r is the only thing I wear under my shorts. Whichever brand you choose, the short answer is, don't be nervous about buying butt cream. Chafing and sores = bad. Butt cream = good. It's your friend
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I go to a runner's store and buy Body Glide, works awesome, I did a 120 mile ride a few weekends ago and felt just as good at end of the ride as the beginning.
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KY WARMING SENSATION JELLY. This stuff is so good you don't even need to use a saddle; just sit on the seat post.
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