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Chamois Cream Opitions(13 posts)

Chamois Cream Opitionsrabin
Aug 24, 2002 1:35 PM
Anyone use Bag Balm (its is designed as a treatment for sore cow udders but is also sold in pharmacies for chapped/broken skin) as chamois cream? I have been using it since the spring to reduce friction but a friend just told me the petrolatum base for the Balm would eventualy destroy my synthetic chamois. No damage to my shorts yet, but I don't want to risk ruining a $70 pair of shorts. Has anyone had experience with this? I used to use Assos chamois cream but the Bag Balm is way cheaper and seems to work as well if not better. Thanks.
re: Chamois Cream Opitions12x23
Aug 24, 2002 1:44 PM
I've used Bag Balm a couple of times, but(t) prefer(s) Noxzema. It seems to go easy on my chamois. And, it's cheap.
re: Chamois Cream Opitionsseejoy
Aug 24, 2002 2:11 PM
Ok, I do not think it matters that I am a woman, but I use Bag Balm every ride, on the road and mtb. I use "Spray and Wash" and abit of laundry detergent right on the chamois before my shorts go into the washer and they come out perfect!
When I was a teenager, (a long time ago), I used Noxzema on my face to cleanse it and I recall that it had a "cool refreshing" feeling. Maybe you could apply some during a long ride to perk ya up! LOL
Aug 24, 2002 2:35 PM
They put the "Ass" in chamois cream... just don't get it where it doesn't belong, if you know what I mean ;)

It's not THAT expensive... or rather how much do you use? Then again, I don't use it every ride.

I'd be more worried about petroleum products clogging your pores.
re: Chamois Cream OpitionsHigh Gear
Aug 24, 2002 3:13 PM
I don't think BB would break down the synthetic chamios but it could break down the foam in the pad. Chamois creams are made to wash out and BB will probably linger in the foam after plenty of washings. I have found the Nalini chamois cream to work the best. It's a little thicker than the rest and lubes better. Modern synthetic pads just soak up the cream and don't work as well as the leather like chamois that is in the Assos and Nalini shorts. Check out this link to the Nalini cream, it works great.
Assos-it's a beautiful thing.STEELYeyed
Aug 24, 2002 4:05 PM
I've tried them all and Assos is my favorite.
True Dat! Why would anyone ride with anything else?! (nm)look271
Aug 26, 2002 6:31 AM
Criscothe bird
Aug 24, 2002 4:38 PM
Crisco shortning! Soaks right through the pad.Next ride turn them inside out use'm again.Saves a days wash!Campers be warned hang em high after the first ride,bears and coons luv 'em!!!!
Nooooo!!!!...Crisco's shortening. :-)12x23
Aug 24, 2002 5:00 PM
Bag Balm works!!!rtyszko
Aug 25, 2002 4:05 AM
I've used for about five years now, only when I'm going on a 50 mi. plus ride and I've never had a problem with it as far as destroying my shorts.

re: Chamois Cream OpitionsDaveG
Aug 25, 2002 12:46 PM
I currently use Chamois Butt'R, but in that past I have used good old A&D diaper creme which is petroleum based, I a never noticed any impact to the synthetic chamois on my shorts. Lots of fokks use Bag Balm without incident so I doubt this is going to be a major issue for tou.
I usually use Dr. Naylors instead of Bag balmColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2002 6:26 AM
less lanolin so your "parts" don't soften up too much. I did just buy some Assos creme though as it's water-based instead of petroleum based. Figured I wouldn't take any chances with my new F1.13 bibshorts, but for what it's worth I've never had any probs with the Bag balm or Dr. Naylors on my Performance elites. But then again those are only $50 shorts and I wouldn't cry so much if I ruined them,.
Udderly Smooth udder cream. Greaseless, StainlessSintesi
Aug 26, 2002 6:56 AM
Allantoin, Dimethicone, Lanolin Oil and Propylene Glycol in an emollient base. Don't use it on parts affected by cow pox tho as it may contribute the spread of the infection.

Did I mention it works pretty good as a chamois creme?