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Chamois cream, possible alternatives??(21 posts)

Chamois cream, possible alternatives??neo
Jul 31, 2002 6:49 AM
I used to use "butt butt'r" that I got from REI when I was near one of their stores, but recently I purchased Sixufit's product for use on the chamois by mailorder. What I noticed about Sixufit is that it looked and smelled like Noxema.

I recall going to the NORBA races at Red Wing, MN some years ago and seeing Steve Larson scoop out some Noxema, tastefully turn his back in the Schwinn trailer, and apply.

Is Noxema, or any other "cold cream" a good, and cheaper alternative, to mail ordering these other products? Any first hand (butt) experience?
Fake shakemr_spin
Jul 31, 2002 7:00 AM
Ha ha. You have to see the Jack in the Box commercial to understand "fake shake."

Anyway, Bag Balm is the answer. Get it at Walgreen's. It's magical stuff.
2nd the Bag Balm (NM)gemcity
Jul 31, 2002 7:10 AM
Bag Balm's the Bombhrv
Jul 31, 2002 7:30 AM
3rd Bag Balmcyclopathic
Jul 31, 2002 7:38 AM
you can get it in CVS (beauty products) it prevents and cures saddle sores; prevents nipple abrasion
re:I use Body Glide.dzrider
Jul 31, 2002 7:30 AM
Not at all greasy and holds up for very long rides. It has no medicinal value that I know of, but I completed three brevets this year with no saddle sores and no chafing, which had always been a problem for me. I've used many products going back to the days of leather shammies and this stuff is so much better that I rank it as the biggest improvement in cycling comfort since light weight helmets hit the market. It's pretty cheap and available from triathlete mail order places.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter nmjose_Tex_mex
Jul 31, 2002 7:43 AM
How about Crisco?Shad
Jul 31, 2002 7:43 AM
It's got the same consistency and it's cheap - let us know how it works!
NO!!!!!!! Crisco's shortening!!!!12x23
Jul 31, 2002 1:30 PM
don't let it get past the taint. ;-)
Bag Balm is disgusting, but it works.Alex-in-Evanston
Jul 31, 2002 7:43 AM
Smells bad, clots in hair, won't wash off your fingers, stains your shorts.

Prevents chafe.

Gold Bond Medicated Cream. . .js5280
Jul 31, 2002 8:06 AM
Recommended to me by a friend. I don't have too much of a problem except for multi-day rides. Works great, feels all tingley down there, I feel so naughty ;-)
assos chamois cream is greatscruffyduncan
Jul 31, 2002 8:08 AM
very cooling, not greasy, lasts for ages.
2nd on that AssosNo_sprint
Jul 31, 2002 8:09 AM
Best stuff I've tried. I've also used the Glide stuff.
True Dat!look271
Jul 31, 2002 10:00 AM
Believe in the creme!
Okay.... I'll admit it....Steve_O
Jul 31, 2002 8:20 AM
I've been using my newborns diaper rash oitment. It works surprisingly well!

See Bubbe's Best here
Udder ButterAaronL
Jul 31, 2002 8:36 AM
I've used Chamious butter, Bag balm, Noxema, Eucerin....

Udder butter is the best so far. It has a pleasant smell, washes off the fingers, and, of course, helps prevent chaffing.

It's at just about any chain drug store. It's cheap and comes in a tube and a great tub with a pump.
Udder Butternetso
Jul 31, 2002 10:43 AM
I have been using it too! I like it. Buy it at WalMart
Hmmm, Have you tried KY Jelly? :-)0_Kewl
Jul 31, 2002 8:50 AM
Hehe, dun know if it works for the outter butt.
water-based...would probably wear off too quick (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 31, 2002 8:55 AM
Jul 31, 2002 10:15 AM
Ive been using noxema for a couple of months now and I havent had any problems. But then I've rarely had problems as long as I have good shorts. I like it because I can just throw my shorts in the wash and they dont need any extra detergent (I could be fooling myself but so far so good). The down-side to noxema is you have to use it immediately, meaning if it gets on your shorts and you dont ride within the hour or so the noxema will dry out and have a reverse affect, you'll get a rash. I used to use bag balm, it worked well but it's such nasty stuff, I spent a lot of time at the sink trying to get it off my fingers with soap.
it's not the cream, it's the shorts (nm)ET
Jul 31, 2002 10:18 AM