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Chaffing on my thighs(11 posts)

Chaffing on my thighsDenise
Jan 29, 2002 5:54 PM
I'm getting alot of chaffing on my inner thighs and was wondering if there is anything I can do to prevent it. I've rubbed lotion there, etc, but I still get it. I wear spandex so maybe that is the problem.

Thanks in advance.
re: Chaffing on my thighswink
Jan 29, 2002 6:14 PM
are you using leg warmers? If so - do no tpull them up so high. If not then take a gob of that udder balm in the green can and slap on before your tights
re: Chaffing on my thighsdsc
Jan 29, 2002 6:38 PM
Where exactly is the chafing occuring? Is it where your thighs contact the saddle (saddle too wide/wrong shape for you, or fit problem in general)? Is a seam in your chamois hitting you wrong? Experiment with different brand shorts/different types of chamois. Finally, how do your shorts fit? In general, you want your shorts to fit pretty snug. This keeps your chamois in place, preventing it from moving around and causing friction, which in turn causes chafing. And do try a good chamois cream (NOT just lotion or petroleum jelly - lotion will break down quickly with sweat, and both will clog your pores, possibly leading to saddle sores).

Good luck,

Are you running or anything else?....Geof
Jan 29, 2002 8:34 PM
Cycling doesn't usually cause chafing on the inner thighs unless your riding a "comfort" seat or something. Also, what type of material is covering your seat? If it's anything but leather (vinyl) your spandex can sort of "catch" on the seat and thus cause a friction point. Also, the mention of proper fit etc is something to look into. Try some different seat options and possibly seat position. How is your seat oriented? Are you sitting properly? Lot's of possible causes...

good luck....
had the same problemPaul
Jan 30, 2002 5:00 AM
and it turned out to be the Coda seat that came on my new C-Dale. It had a wide rear flange that rubbed my inner thigh, and caused some skin to come off. Switched to a Selle Flite, and cured the problem. Just too wide.

What you haven't mentioned was is this a new seat, shorts, etc. I've noticed some women riding mens saddles, and one told me that she had a chaffing problem because the seat was too wide. I'm willing to bet this is your problem. maybe you can borrow a mens seat off a freind and try it.

good luck
Didn't say anything about cycling...Brooks
Jan 30, 2002 7:49 AM
in the post at all. Ok, I'll get my mind out of the gutter now. ;-P

Nudge-nudge, wink-wink, say no more!!! -NMTig
Jan 30, 2002 8:27 AM
a wink's as good as a nudge to a blind bat....say no more...geof
Jan 30, 2002 2:14 PM
it could be shortscyclopathic
Jan 30, 2002 11:07 AM
some chamois are not wide enough to prevent chaffing
try Voler shorts good luck
it could be the size of the thighs too! (nm)richard simmons
Jan 30, 2002 2:41 PM
re: Chaffing on my thighsguido
Jan 30, 2002 2:25 PM
Mild chafing, producing freckles on the inner thighs as they rub up and down on the sides of the saddle, are pretty common. Just keep everything clean and relatively dry. If you're riding a women's saddle, shorter front-to-back and wider in the back, rock your hips back a little and put your sit-bones on the back. That'll alleviate chafing along the nose a little.

Keep riding, and as the legs get into great shape, the problem will probably go away.