chafing on the....

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fab at forty
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chafing on the....

Postby fab at forty » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:49 pm

butt cheeks! :shock:

does anyone else get this? and if so, what are the recommended solutions? (remembering this is a family site! :wink: )

so pretty much where you'd get a red line if you sat on the toilet too long.... probably corresponds with the back part of the seat (bike seat, not toilet seat).

long ride? shorts too tight/loose? too much movement of butt when seated in the saddle?

anyone......

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Re: chafing on the....

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:13 pm

What shorts are you wearing? Undies?
Wrong saddle might be chief culprit IMO.
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Re: chafing on the....

Postby Mrfenejeans » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Lycra + Some sort of Chamois Cream

Can't say i get any unbearable chafing ever.
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Re: chafing on the....

Postby grimbo » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Go commando, assuming you're not already. Solved my chaffing probs (which were on the inner thighs, though).
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Re: chafing on the....

Postby DoogleDave » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:07 pm

grimbo wrote:Go commando, assuming you're not already. Solved my chaffing probs (which were on the inner thighs, though).


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Undies weren't designed with cycling in mind and after a while I found they just irritate me....and I've been 200% more comfortable since I stopped wearing them when riding and only now wear my padded bike shorts.

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Re: chafing on the....

Postby fab at forty » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:27 pm

i haven't worn undies when riding since about 1992 and am actually always surprised when i find out that people do!

the only thing i can think of is that it was a long ride and my bike shorts are beginning to get a bit old and saggy and therefore chafing....

ah well. one of life's great mysteries.

thanks for the input

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Re: chafing on the....

Postby fab at forty » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:28 pm

actually on second thoughts, it could be the edge of my chamois i suppose - they're pretty bulky and i don't get it in my tri shorts. hmmmmm......

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