Re: [CR]Do you lubricate your Assos and Kuchariks?

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Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 19:31:24 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Do you lubricate your Assos and Kuchariks?
From: Mark A. Perkins <>

Hi all:

Back when I rode on real chamois, we all tried various creams and powders, but what seemed to work best for me was Noxzema. Rub it thoroughly into your chamois before riding, and no sadle problems later. I also had a friend who was a Leather Tailor back then to replace my chamois with thicker buck skin. That was the way to go. Then we all discovered that the new synthetic fabric liners, polypropylene for one, would wick the water away, while staying dry next to the skin. Now, I wouldn't ride with real chamois lined shorts, I found something that works better.

That's my two cents worth

Later everyone, "Bicycle Mark" Perkins Visalia, CA

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001 18:25:51 EST writes:
> I think that lube on real chamois is almost a necessity as the chamois will
> harden after washing. I haven't seen a real chamois in years, so I suspect
> that is why we don't see a lot of that anymore with new clothing. I found
> that, how should I say this, the "teat" balm sold for treating milk cows, is
> the best cream to ease the rubs and rawness from a lot of riding.
> I've also used the Butt'r Cream with good results and when I did use real chamois
> shorts, the Assos Chamois cream was nice and medicated. Lou Deeter,
> Orlando
> FL
> _______________________________________________

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