Saddle sores

speccy1

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Bloody things!! I`ve just recently started having this trouble in the last 2/3 months even though nothing has changed, and am stumped as to why its just started now after 10 years of cycling. Anybody else suffer with these? Although it doesn`t stop me riding (I won`t let it), it does make it very uncomfortable at times. Are there any tried and tested solutions to this? I`ve read online that doctors aren`t interested in this and that basically I`m on my own here, any ideas??
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Riding commando (although assume you do already) and chamois cream, e.g. from Assos or homemade. Have you changed the saddle?
 
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speccy1

speccy1

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Yep to the commando and the cream, and its still getting worse!! Not changed the saddle or anything to do with the setup so it`s strange, I do a fairly high mileage, about 900/month, but was doing this well before the problem started
 

PaulSecteur

Specialized fanboy
***UNPLEASENTNESS ALERT***

I was getting some discomfort, i think what was happening was (as Im a bit chubby) the skin near my sit bones was getting folded over and rubbing against itself. I have found that I can stretch it flat by moving my knee out, sort of like the position a motorbike rider when getting the knee down, and a bit of sliding up and down the saddle can get it all seated nicely.

Its a strange pre-ride ritual, and I have to make sure Im a few streets away before I do it.

It goes without saying that chamois creme, showering after a ride and clean kit are all important too.
 

Oldspice

Senior Member
Bloody things!! I`ve just recently started having this trouble in the last 2/3 months even though nothing has changed, and am stumped as to why its just started now after 10 years of cycling. Anybody else suffer with these? Although it doesn`t stop me riding (I won`t let it), it does make it very uncomfortable at times. Are there any tried and tested solutions to this? I`ve read online that doctors aren`t interested in this and that basically I`m on my own here, any ideas??
Which part are you sore? is it chaffed skin or a lump/cyst.....
 
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