Chamois Creme ???

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
Mike777
Posts: 306
Joined: 29 Sep 2008, 9:11pm

Chamois Creme ???

Postby Mike777 » 10 May 2012, 1:45pm

Hi all

What are people view on this.....?

If used what do you do seems to be for 'clothing' and skin ! ! !

Would appreciate any views...

Many thanks for your time

Regards

Mike

Malaconotus
Posts: 1846
Joined: 30 Jul 2010, 11:31pm
Location: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby Malaconotus » 10 May 2012, 1:52pm

Udderly Smooth.... http://www.ctcshop.org.uk/udderly-smooth-chamois-cream/

Apply to skin, fairly liberally. Non-greasy, so does need re-application after a few hours.

Mike777
Posts: 306
Joined: 29 Sep 2008, 9:11pm

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby Mike777 » 10 May 2012, 2:05pm

Malaconotus wrote:Udderly Smooth.... http://www.ctcshop.org.uk/udderly-smooth-chamois-cream/

Apply to skin, fairly liberally. Non-greasy, so does need re-application after a few hours.


Do you apply to areas often not seen

Ie towards the 'Bottom' half of the body :oops: :oops: :oops: ! ! ! !


Mike

Malaconotus
Posts: 1846
Joined: 30 Jul 2010, 11:31pm
Location: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby Malaconotus » 10 May 2012, 3:30pm

Sorry, yes, I took that as read. Apply to all 'contact points' especially those prone to friction and, consequently, chafing.

eileithyia
Posts: 7999
Joined: 31 Jan 2007, 6:46pm
Location: Horwich Which is Lancs :-)

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby eileithyia » 10 May 2012, 4:13pm

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... tAodaQMiFA Is what I have been using over past year, but I only use it for when I am on the timetrialbike due to the rather low frontal position, must admit rarely bother when on the more upright touring position. But if you are not used to day in day out in the saddle, some sort of protection might be useful. Other items to use might be drapolene or other style of nappy cream.
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells

mcpasty
Posts: 47
Joined: 26 Jul 2011, 10:31pm

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby mcpasty » 10 May 2012, 4:27pm

No matter what you use, if doing around a 100mile days, you're going to get chaffing. The asos stuff gets great reviews and I've also used the butter recommended above. Sudocreme is good for the evening to get a bit of the sting out :)
mc
http://mcjogle.wordpress.com/

CharlieS
Posts: 29
Joined: 30 Jan 2012, 7:25pm

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby CharlieS » 10 May 2012, 4:46pm

During my JOGLE I used the Asos cream liberally to both skin and padding part of shorts but still developed sores!! So I switched to Sudacream and they cleared up so went back to a bit of both. If I had to choose I'd probably take the Sudacream for a JOGLE/LEJOG but on long day rides I continue use the Asos! If you have support/a driver with you take both!!!

henryglasse
Posts: 4
Joined: 30 Mar 2012, 5:48pm

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby henryglasse » 10 May 2012, 5:00pm

We used Conotrane cream from Tesco Pharmacy for about £1.50 per tube. And then Sudocreme or Savlon in the evenings. I had very little discomfort.

Henry

loafer
Posts: 534
Joined: 16 Jan 2007, 12:04pm
Location: newton aycliffe county durham
Contact:

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby loafer » 11 May 2012, 11:12am

mcpasty wrote:No matter what you use, if doing around a 100mile days, you're going to get chaffing. T


i find if you get the shorts +saddle right you should have no probs with chaffing :D have cycled for 35 years and not suffered with this problem at all ...even when i used to cycle in cut off jeans... :lol: just wash shorts every night have 2 lejogs under my belt both over 1000+miles ... a brooks owner. :D

larry
Last edited by loafer on 11 May 2012, 12:34pm, edited 1 time in total.

Michael R
Posts: 768
Joined: 9 Jul 2008, 10:40pm

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby Michael R » 11 May 2012, 12:33pm

loafer wrote:
mcpasty wrote:No matter what you use, if doing around a 100mile days, you're going to get chaffing. T


i find if you get the shorts +saddle right you should have no probs with chaffing :D have cycled for 35 years and not suffered with this problem at all ...even when i used to cycle in cut off jeans... :lol: just wash shorts every night have 2 lejogs under my belt both over 1000+miles

larry


never had a problem, always sat on a Brooks

The Mechanic
Posts: 1922
Joined: 23 Jul 2010, 1:38pm
Location: Scotland

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby The Mechanic » 11 May 2012, 2:12pm

I use Assos, Udderly Smooth or other such stuff pre ride and sudocreme post ride on tour. Never had any saddle sore issues so far. Will be uing the same regime on LEJOG starting this Sunday.
Cancer changes your outlook on life. Change yours before it changes you.

bagelonabike
Posts: 11
Joined: 11 May 2012, 11:09pm
Contact:

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby bagelonabike » 11 May 2012, 11:18pm

I found Lucas paw paw cream to be really effective - but as prevention not cure! E.g put it on a couple of times a day every day
Link:http://www.lucaspapaw.com.au/ and its not uncomfortable or messy
Now down under but still peddling! http://www.bagelonabike.blogspot.com

Psamathe
Posts: 11384
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 8:56pm

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby Psamathe » 6 Apr 2020, 7:44pm

(Reactivating an old thread with a question)
Time for me to try some but
1. How much do you use. Slap on loads or a thin film or something else.

2. Do you need to reapply during a ride or is once at start enough?

3. Does it get messy? Absorbed into shorts padding, wick through onto saddle?

4. Does it delay "toughening-up" your bum.

Any other considerations?

I've not ridden any distance for ages and just 20 miles today and I'm a bit tender/warm (no infection).

Many thanks
Ian

Oldjohnw
Posts: 4675
Joined: 16 Oct 2018, 4:23am
Location: Northumberland

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby Oldjohnw » 6 Apr 2020, 8:03pm

Psamathe wrote:(Reactivating an old thread with a question)
Time for me to try some but
1. How much do you use. Slap on loads or a thin film or something else.

2. Do you need to reapply during a ride or is once at start enough?

3. Does it get messy? Absorbed into shorts padding, wick through onto saddle?

4. Does it delay "toughening-up" your bum.

Any other considerations?

I've not ridden any distance for ages and just 20 miles today and I'm a bit tender/warm (no infection).

Many thanks
Ian


I spread a small amount in my pads as well as my ass. I started using it when it was obvious my rear was not toughening up.
John

pwa
Posts: 12488
Joined: 2 Oct 2011, 8:55pm

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Postby pwa » 6 Apr 2020, 9:25pm

Mike777 wrote:Hi all

What are people view on this.....?

If used what do you do seems to be for 'clothing' and skin ! ! !

Would appreciate any views...

Many thanks for your time

Regards

Mike
It is basically skin cream. It helps to prevent soreness and rashes on long rides. I used to use it on long Audax rides and it did help. On your pad or on your bits, it doesn't matter which because it finishes up in the same place. But after a while I used Germoline instead. As well as being antiseptic, it has some local anaesthetic effect.