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Assos chamois creme experience(17 posts)

Assos chamois creme experiencemoneyman
Jul 18, 2001 7:35 AM
Anyone use this stuff? I had been using Chamois Butt'r and really liked it, but I didn't plan well and ran out. Bought a jar of the Assos creme, since my regular supplier of Butt'r was out, and used it on last night's ride. I put it on the chamois and some on my skin, as the directions say. Pulled my bibs up and had a strange sensation, a slight burn. I thought it would go away, but it didn't.

I went for my ride and STILL had the burning going on afterwards, when I read the ingredients. MENTHOL! That's what they put in it! Like Vics VapoRub on the nether regions.

The lubrication part was great, but the cool menthol is something I can live without. Back to the Butt'r.

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re: Assos chamois creme experiencezelig1
Jul 18, 2001 7:46 AM
I've used it for years and like the cool menthol. No burning though. Maybe you had a reaction to the stuff. Never tried Chamois Butt'r but I don't imagine its much different, except for the menthol.
the burning sensation will fadejoe mathe
Jul 18, 2001 8:04 AM
I've had the exact reaction you describe. My first use of the Assos product dealt me a small burning sensation. The second use, however, had no burn. I ran out and switched to the Butt'r, didn't like it and went back to Assos. Had the burn again on the first ride, but none on the second. I assume your skin grows accustomed to the menthol.

On a side note, I've found that when it's hot, it's best for me not to use either product. They simply make the chamois wet which causes it to bunch and chafe. A very thin application of Bag Balm on the skin works much better in the heat, in my opinion.

Doug
re: Assos chamois creme experiencegrzy mnky
Jul 18, 2001 8:33 AM
Yup, it's like putting a York Peppermint Patty in your shorts - feels like I'm standing nekid on a mountain top with a cool breeze blasting through my nether regions. It's probably the real reason why I ride.... ;-)

One note: the Assoss jar is easy to break and have the stuff leak all over everything. I put the whole works in a ziploc bag. I'm now a fan of the Butt'r.
I like it and have good resultsjbrown2036
Jul 18, 2001 8:49 AM
I picked it up about a year ago and have used on rides longer than 2 hours for great results. Sores were really killing me and I knew all the tricks, but it has made the most difference. In all fairness I haven't used bag butter or other topicals, but I don't see a need as this works for me.
The cheap, slimy, dairy farmer approachAlexR
Jul 18, 2001 9:20 AM
BAG BALM - effective.

Alex
Where do you buy bag balm??PaulCL
Jul 18, 2001 10:14 AM
I assume you can't buy it in your local drug store. I've heard great things about it. What type of store do you go to??
Where do you buy bag balm??moneyman
Jul 18, 2001 10:16 AM
Feed stores, Wal Mart, Drug stores.

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ask the pharmacistHaiku d'état
Jul 18, 2001 10:51 AM
it's one of those down-home remedies used by craftspeople and other wierdos (cyclists, ahem) that you typically don't see on shelves. i had to ask the pharmacist, who pulled it out from under the counter...

btw, it took me going to several different pharmacies to find it.
Walmart, Pet Dept.(nm)KStone
Jul 18, 2001 10:58 AM
Walgreensjoe mathe
Jul 18, 2001 11:44 AM
Walgreens stores has it on the shelf.......hard to find though, just ask a clerk.
The cheap, non-slimy, dairy farmer approachtl 1
Jul 18, 2001 12:08 PM
Udder Cream is cheap at Wal Mart. I believe Bag Balm is a petroleum jelly type base (never used it, correct me if I'm wrong) while Udder Cream is not petroleum jelly based but has lanolin and other stuff in to moisten and sooth the skin. It seems to work really well but I don't get big problems with saddle sores anyway.

http://www.uddercream.com/
Living here in Iowa,I've used bothSTEELYeyed
Jul 18, 2001 7:44 PM
plus Chamois Buttr and a product called "Gloves in bottle" a silicone based hand lotion,Bag Balm seems the most effective,I use it in the winter when pheasant hunting, on my hands and on my bird dog's faces and paws,we can buy it by the 3lb.tub at the local Tractor Supply Co.
STEELYeyed
Go for Cafe Chamois Creme from Branfordbike.comboy nigel
Jul 18, 2001 10:46 AM
Great stuff WITHOUT the burn. No menthol and nothing but good stuff. I don't ride without it now.

Nige
Noxema - cheap, effective a little cool (nm)JohnnyA
Jul 18, 2001 12:33 PM
You rubbed that stuff on? I thought it goes in your coffee! nmET
Jul 18, 2001 12:44 PM
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Assos Latte'moneyman
Jul 18, 2001 1:06 PM
Sounds yummy!

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