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I've got a sore area around my seat-bones which has also become red with mild rash/inflammation. Could this have been caused by having my saddle tilted too far forward? Also, I was wearing denim shorts and cotton underpants, and it was quite hot at 4:30pm this afternoon. Sweat/heat rash?
Should I use 3B cream before rides from now on? Should I be investing in a pair of knicks?
Knicks, butt cream and a serious think about that saddle, young man. And don't ride when it's so flamin' hot!
Too heavy to climb, too old to sprint.
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After using various brands of cycling knicks and having various painful bits ,I purchased some skins couldn't believe it no pain . My wallet was hurting though.
Went on 100+ didn't even think of shifting position or need too.
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
Due to financial constraints I stupidly bought two pair of Aldi knicks when they were reduced in price because no one else was stupid enough to buy them.
Major problems, not only were they â€œsee throughâ€ but really uncomfortable, including suffering from similar symptoms you copped.
Solved the problem, cut the leg grippers off one pair and used them as underdaks for the other pair.
Super comfy even on a CF saddle with no padding.
The right solution?
Buy a good pair of knicks with worthwhile padding and lose the cotton undies.
Is there anything better then the Netti supershy shorts that I have purchased. Had them for ages and they do the job. Do not have the phisique for lycra etc thats why i got them.. They work fine but i still get some soreness and have to get in standing position every now and then to get circulation back or to reduce 'soreness'.. i always have put it down to my weight pressing down on the seat but if that can be alleviated by a better product im all ears
I read your email...
Freeballing, young Martin, would be a start, but I guess not with denim or regular shorts or pants.
Hey don't forget there are plenty of great quality MTB cycling shorts out there, you may not have to wear nix.
Having a sore butt to some degree, is a way of life, only true solution; don't ride.
voluntarilly de-registered; ths forum isn't so much funny as it is a joke. Bling sitting in your shed and bragging about it here does not make you a touring cyclist, or capable of giving worthwhile or sound advice to newcomers, this place is proof of that
I find that shy shorts (or mountain bike shorts) that I have tried don't provide anywhere near the protection of a good pair of knicks. I have bled in shy shorts on a 70km ride on a hot day. Never again.
Generally speaking, when you are actually out on the bike, no-one gives a damn about appearance. If I have felt a need to be a better covered than knicks provide (coffee shops etc) I will carry a regular pair of shorts to pull over the top.
On the commando front: I appreciate the reasoning of those in favour but it isn't for me. I have found a particular style of Bonds trunks in Coolmax that have an added panel so that there are no seams in the sitting spots. I have done 100km days in great comfort.
I recommend a nice big steak on the 2nd rest day
Even Brooks suggest flat, well it does in the instruction/information sheet that came with my Team Professional.
Oh mate ... Denim shorts and cotton undies....your arse is grass!
Would you go swimming in a safari suit? Nope you'd wear swimmers.. Just like you should wear bike pants on your bike.
I suggest you read the following.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill.
Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day.
I wear these and have done for some time and am fine with them. Nothing to do with appearence, I just used to ride MTB more and wearing normal lycra would mean an off would tear them apart. Not a good look on the hour long train ride back from the mountains. Don't see the point in buy more just for when I rode on road.
Not saying they're the best as I'm sure there's something else out there but for me they do the job with my only complaint being that the newer ones appear to be lower quality than the oldest pair.
Purchase a pair of cheap Aldi Knicks, cut off the leg grippers and wear them under the shy shorts.
Best pair of undies you will ever wear on your bike.
Those Netti shy shorts are the worst thing you could wear.
They were my first pair of bike shorts because I was ignorant then and they are common in most LBS.
They now reside at the bottom of a rubbish dump somewhere.
You can buy a much more superior pair of knicks for the same price online.
if looks actually bother you, go toyour local bike shop and get a bbb memory foam seat.
i must say it doesn't look the best, or as good as my nice white seat that came with my scott hybrid, although i have put it on my bike and ive got the white seat ready for when i lose some weight.
but suffice to say, i do not get a sore bum at all, i mean the most ive rode is only 30 kms. and after that point i did get a little pain, but that wasn't from the seat, it was from me riding.
its the best investment i have done and i love it. if i have a sore bum from the old seat, i can sit on the memory foam one and the soreness actually goes away straight away.
I'm loving the detachable liner that came with my Endura baggies.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
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