Chamois cream without lanolin?

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Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby shann » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:10 am

Does anyone know of a good chamois cream that doesn't contain lanolin?
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby Ken Ho » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:36 pm

I use a Hemp Body Butter from the Body Shop.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby Tim » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:55 pm

No need to buy an expensive purpose made chamois cream. All you need is a good barrier cream or moisturiser to help stop chaffing.
Plain old Sorbolene is cheap, non irritant and works well.
Another one I have been using with good results ie. no chaffing or saddle sores which I am prone (and renowned) for is Skin Basics, Zinc and Castor Oil Cream. It is dirt cheap and works a treat. Buy it in large tubs from the Discount Chemist Chain stores.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby RonK » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:37 pm

I use QV cream, but I have also use good old sorbolene - Amcal pharmacies sell a 500gm tub for around $7.00.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby swon38 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:24 pm

Sorry for the bump and graphic description but I have a question.

My jocks kind of get stuck between my groin and legs and as a pedal the jocks pinch and pull and I end up with decent chafing. Stopping short of wearing jocks or anything that has a seam between the groin and legs, is it reslly worth getting branded chammy cream over your run of the mill qv sorbolene cream?
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby human909 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:55 pm

swon38 wrote:Sorry for the bump and graphic description but I have a question.

My jocks kind of get stuck between my groin and legs and as a pedal the jocks pinch and pull and I end up with decent chafing. Stopping short of wearing jocks or anything that has a seam between the groin and legs, is it reslly worth getting branded chammy cream over your run of the mill qv sorbolene cream?


Why would you even consider wearing jocks? Nicks are meant to be worn without jocks! And if you are not wearing nicks then surely that is the first step!


(I rarely used nicks and I've never used chamois cream in my life. Never had problems even with 240km+.)
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby swon38 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:09 pm

human909 wrote:
swon38 wrote:Sorry for the bump and graphic description but I have a question.

My jocks kind of get stuck between my groin and legs and as a pedal the jocks pinch and pull and I end up with decent chafing. Stopping short of wearing jocks or anything that has a seam between the groin and legs, is it reslly worth getting branded chammy cream over your run of the mill qv sorbolene cream?


Why would you even consider wearing jocks? Nicks are meant to be worn without jocks! And if you are not wearing nicks then surely that is the first step!


(I rarely used nicks and I've never used chamois cream in my life. Never had problems even with 240km+.)


I don't wear knicks, I wear sports shorts.
I would prefer to keep it this way (personal preference).
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby human909 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:39 pm

swon38 wrote:I don't wear knicks, I wear sports shorts.
I would prefer to keep it this way (personal preference).


Fair enough! In fact I'm on the record on these forums as "anti-Lycra"! :lol:

My recommendations would be either nicks under shorts OR seamless underwear. Though I'm hardly the expert on this matter. Creams I have no idea on.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:35 pm

Three words for you swonny: Tensioned Leather Saddle :D
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby ausrandoman » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:10 am

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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby gassyndrome » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:57 pm

There is no comparison. Go the nicks, with or without MTB shorts over if its the aesthetics that bother you. No seams rocks!
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:58 am

Jockey make good, seamless, thin jocks, which are almost a lycra material.
I use them to stop chafing when running.

$20 a pair, but worth it.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby GraemeL » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:23 pm

swon38 wrote:
I don't wear knicks, I wear sports shorts.
I would prefer to keep it this way (personal preference).


I don't wear them either, I just wear the tight fitting short style undies and find them very comfortable even on long rides,
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby swon38 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:46 pm

Any recommended (affordable) brand of knicks in that case?
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby greyhoundtom » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:56 pm

swon38 wrote:Any recommended (affordable) brand of knicks in that case?

Aldi knicks are the cheapest knicks you can buy, (paid $14 for the last one I bought) and while the padding is pretty good they are only suitable for wearing under shorts as they are virtually see through. :shock:
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby il padrone » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:12 pm

swon38 wrote:Sorry for the bump and graphic description but I have a question.

My jocks kind of get stuck between my groin and legs and as a pedal the jocks pinch and pull and I end up with decent chafing. Stopping short of wearing jocks or anything that has a seam between the groin and legs, is it reslly worth getting branded chammy cream over your run of the mill qv sorbolene cream?

Chamois creme for chamois. If you wear jocks I'd hate to see the unholy mess that'd result from chamois creme :o :P

I only ever wear jocks for a short commute (10kms). Longer distance it's always knicks or Ground Effect Juggernauts, each with a chomois. But I never use chamois creme, even on a 2 week - 2 month tour; nor on a 200-300km Audax day ride.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby Lovelessrobot » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:07 am

I'm just starting to indulge in rides over an hour and am finding the knicker thing to become a problem.
To avoid buying more 'stuff', I improvised and have been using silicone based lube (yes, sex lube. Swiss Navy :oops: ) to keep things comfy. You only have to use the tiniest amount and it lubes for ages.
It means I can keep wearing underwear (because I am too paranoid to go without) and ride for longer without getting uncomfortable.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby clackers » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:00 am

swon38 wrote:
I don't wear knicks, I wear sports shorts.
I would prefer to keep it this way (personal preference).


Treat the knicks as underwear, Swon - launder after every ride. Just put those shorts over the top of them if you want to keep your current aesthetics.

Jocks can dig in, and the material of some boxers collects your perspiration instead of wicking it.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby stinhambo » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:46 am

Tim wrote:No need to buy an expensive purpose made chamois cream. All you need is a good barrier cream or moisturiser to help stop chaffing.
Plain old Sorbolene is cheap, non irritant and works well.
Another one I have been using with good results ie. no chaffing or saddle sores which I am prone (and renowned) for is Skin Basics, Zinc and Castor Oil Cream. It is dirt cheap and works a treat. Buy it in large tubs from the Discount Chemist Chain stores.


Do you apply the Sorbolene to the Knicks padding too or just the skin?
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby old al » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:01 pm

Here's a thought. Are there any knicks made today with a chamois insert that is actually chamois? Why do they still call it chamois cream. By the way I use BBB cream. (Breasts, Buttocks, and Between the Legs). Top stuff, just rub it in, no mess and really works.

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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby clackers » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:50 pm

stinhambo wrote:
Do you apply the Sorbolene to the Knicks padding too or just the skin?


Some people on this board might have applied lotion to genuine chamois to soften it, but these days the inserts are foam.
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Re: Chamois cream without lanolin?

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:32 am

stinhambo wrote:
Tim wrote:No need to buy an expensive purpose made chamois cream. All you need is a good barrier cream or moisturiser to help stop chaffing.
Plain old Sorbolene is cheap, non irritant and works well.
Another one I have been using with good results ie. no chaffing or saddle sores which I am prone (and renowned) for is Skin Basics, Zinc and Castor Oil Cream. It is dirt cheap and works a treat. Buy it in large tubs from the Discount Chemist Chain stores.


Do you apply the Sorbolene to the Knicks padding too or just the skin?

Slather it on the pad, liberally, and I mean liberally. Whatever remains on your hand, wipe it off on your skin.
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