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Saddle Sores - What to whap on 'em?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by TimDanaher, 3 Dec 2007.

  1. TimDanaher

    TimDanaher Well-Known Member

    I've got an irritating, low-grade boil/zit on me blarse...it doesn't stop me riding, but it is a bit uncomfortable at times.

    What's the best non-prescription gunk to slap on it? I've tried Sudocrem -- no joy. Raw steak is not an option.

    Ta,
     
  2. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    A Brooks. :biggrin:

    Otherwise, try a dot of tea-tree oil. Oh and make sure your shorts are really, really clean.
     
  3. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Why do people always say Brooks ???????????????????? hard as rock nearly...

    I always 'get rid' of the stuff inside then CLEAN :biggrin:

    Then fresh clothes....:biggrin:
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Red hot poker...or if you're a real man...a Brooks!
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Tried a brooks for a while once..but didnt like the idea of my knob packing in !
     
  6. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    It won't. Trust me. :biggrin:
     
  7. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    On my recent LEJOG, a combination of top quality padded shorts, savlon, and nurofen gel seemed to avoid any problems.
     
  8. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    That's because you seem to have failed to include a bike.:smile:
     
  9. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    nurofen gel :smile: :blush:
     
  10. TimDanaher

    TimDanaher Well-Known Member

    Cheers, all -- (I don't seem to be getting notifications of posts, BTW). I'm going to stick some black salve (icthyolan) on it and see what happens. Makes a mess of your keks, though.
     
  11. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield

    I have fathered two kids since buying a Brooks. Maybe my wife has a leather fetish?
     
  12. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Brooks has had no effect on my ability or libido. Bit difficult these days with 8-week-old sprog and wife who freezes if I even look at her in the bedroom.

    Lansinoh or Camillosan cream will help cure most spots, cracks, lacerations etc. They're designed for cracked nipples in breastfeeding mums.
     
  13. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    It's just the job. Applied twice daily to the undercarriage, and no significant discomfort as a result.
     
  14. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Given the recommendations, I'd get a brooks - but I'm vegan and don't buy any leather goods. I'll have to stick with my planet-x job; after 52 miles (my longest ride!), my legs hurt far more than my arse!
     
  15. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    I may be wrong, but if I had to apply pain killing gel twice a day :tongue: I'd be thinking I needed a different saddle or bike set-up! It took me a long time to find a saddle that suited me - I have three bikes and replaced the original saddle on every one of them.