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We, men, are so screwed

Old 06-21-12, 01:25 PM
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We, men, are so screwed

I am gonna have to quit using chamois cream then
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Finally! An explanation for the whole "leg shaving" thing!
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God damn, so it turns out that those pickup truck-driving neanderthals who scream "***" at passing cyclists might be right.
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Male cyclists have long heard horror stories about hardcore riding wreaking havoc on their reproductive health, and a study by UCLA researchers introduces a new villain: chamois cream, and the possibility that it will give you big breasts.
I would never leave the house.
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I would never leave the house.
Simmer down, Beavis.
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Stay away from anything containing propylparaben, methylparaben or any other paraben and you’ll be fine."
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Finally! An explanation for the whole "leg shaving" thing!
Yep, answers a lot of questions, like the fascination with the polish team photo, and on and on . . . .
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Interesting but almost no chamois creams have parabens anymore. Yes - I know the owner,but I still love Enzo's ButtonHole because it doesn't have parabens.

Fwiw - they quote Mike Zerinskas at the end of the article. mike used to race on PSIMET and was a frequent poster on here. He moved to Colorado and started a team that we get to sponsor - PSIMET/Zilla. He started balmco recently and has donea great job as an authority for chamois cream, embro, etc.
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Lest the facts get in the way of a headline in this age of Fox News:

Cycling Causes Man-boobs
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Manboobs = aero
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Manboobs = aero
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[QUOTE=dalava;14387679]I am gonna have to quit using chamois cream then[/QUOTE

I keep hearing on the forum about chamois creams. All kinds of mysterious goops in jars. I have never used anything but Body Glide, a stick that looks like deoderant. Popular with runners for all kinds of chafing. Nobody here seems to know anything about it. Works great for me. Just remember to apply it both on the pad (no way it is really a chamois; why keep calling it that?) and the body. Completely innocuous formula. I wonder how come it is not more popular and discussed more frequently.
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I keep hearing on the forum about chamois creams. All kinds of mysterious goops in jars. I have never used anything but Body Glide, a stick that looks like deoderant. Popular with runners for all kinds of chafing. Nobody here seems to know anything about it. Works great for me. Just remember to apply it both on the pad (no way it is really a chamois; why keep calling it that?) and the body. Completely innocuous formula. I wonder how come it is not more popular and discussed more frequently.
...yeah....uh....try using chamois cream and get back to us.

.....start here: https://www.enzoscyclingproducts.com/chamois-cream

....just sayin....
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
...yeah....uh....try using chamois cream and get back to us.

.....start here: https://www.enzoscyclingproducts.com/chamois-cream

....just sayin....
I have enzo's. I also have Body Glide/Chamois Glide. Most of the time I use the Glide. Everyone's different, not just sayin.
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Girly men.
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I spit out my water.
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I'm pretty sure this was discussed here a week or two ago when the study first came out.

The Wired article is actually one of the better ones I've seen on the topic. They make it pretty clear that this is a very preliminary study, that it really applies to pro cyclists (not amateurs), that chamois cream probably isn't a causal agent, that cyclists in the study didn't develop gynecomastia, and that the study did not find elevated levels of estrogen -- only a precursor (estriadol).

Wired is actually debunking a lot of the bad reporting of the study in question.
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I dunno. I use chamois cream but have always been a "carpenter's dream", flat as a board. Oh, there I go again, messing with those silly little statistics.
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interesting topic
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
...a study by UCLA researchers introduces a new villain: chamois cream,and the possibility that it will give you big breasts.
You suppose this could lead to bunches of pretty gals trying to fill out their figures taking up cycling?

That's gotta be all good!

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[QUOTE=rpenmanparker;14388229]
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I am gonna have to quit using chamois cream then[/QUOTE

I keep hearing on the forum about chamois creams. All kinds of mysterious goops in jars. I have never used anything but Body Glide, a stick that looks like deoderant. Popular with runners for all kinds of chafing. Nobody here seems to know anything about it. Works great for me. Just remember to apply it both on the pad (no way it is really a chamois; why keep calling it that?) and the body. Completely innocuous formula. I wonder how come it is not more popular and discussed more frequently.

I like the Body Glide, but for the price, cream does the same for less money.
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I dunno. I use chamois cream but have always been a "carpenter's dream", flat as a board. Oh, there I go again, messing with those silly little statistics.
BTW, funny you should mention it, but your comment about "carpenters dream" reminded me that Body Glide is really good for fixing another really painful problem some of us get. If any of you get rubbed raw "up top" from the jersey and salt in the sweat (don't worry, those who have the problem will know what I mean), Body Glide applied before you ride to the TWO areas in question will fix the problem. I know I am opening up a can of worms with this comment and bringing down a s#$t storm on myself, but WTH, we're just having fun here, right.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
...yeah....uh....try using chamois cream and get back to us.

.....start here: https://www.enzoscyclingproducts.com/chamois-cream

....just sayin....
I'm glad we both have found product that work great for us.
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I think I'm lucky I never need cream.
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