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  • asherh
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    samuri
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    Mother of god no! That’s a mistake you’ll only make once.

    Premier Icon bigshep
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    Just make sure you’re not sporting a big bush as you’ll find it all poking through the lycra in no time at all 😳 .

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    samuri – Member
    Mother of god no! That’s a mistake you’ll only make once.

    This…

    Very much this.

    Premier Icon joat
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    Nay, nay and thrice nay. You have already compromised your dignity, you might as well be comfortable. Confirmed double discipline cyclist here too.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Just make sure you’re not sporting a big bush as you’ll find it all poking through the lycra in no time at all .

    Indeed, you may not want to stop with just the leg shaving πŸ™‚

    Edit: … oh and all you need is a good smear of bum cream.

    clubber
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    No but Samuri is way off the mark. loads of people insist on underwear underneath, particularly women ime. self flagellation I reckon…

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    I found these gem like videos the other day….

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hOcNoYchlI[/video]

    no_eyed_deer
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    Put the skin lubricant on your nether regions… and have a good time riding

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    …I honestly thought that was a parody for the first 30secs. Is that guy actually for real… πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon jim
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    You wouldn’t wear pants under padded liners, would you?

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Time for a re-post of this photo!…

    asherh
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    Does one wear underwear underneath padded road cycling shorts?

    (about to pop my lycra cherry)

    tymbian
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    ^^ ha ha.

    Muffin man…tell me you haven got this saved on your pc… πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    …just googled for it (honest!) It’s been posted on here many times over the year!

    chrssmale
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    So is it better to wear undies over your shorts then? Is that how Superman gets away without any chaffing? πŸ™‚

    mangatank
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    Lycra…it’s great, and not just for the road.

    Some of us struggle on alone, like the last of the mammoths, bearing the fading, tattered flag of 3/4 tights off-road while the woods echo to the vulgar, deafining rustle of loose polyester…it used to be so different.

    Damn the zeitgeist! πŸ˜₯

    Oh, yeah…and never underwear under Lycra.

    Some of us struggle on alone, like the last of the mammoths, bearing the fading, tattered flag of 3/4 tights off-road while the woods echo to the vulgar, deafining rustle of loose polyester…it used to be so different.

    πŸ˜€

    Another mammoth here!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Lycra only on the road, lycra under baggies off road nothing underneath for either

    Always – but a small thong only, doubt it’d work for boys!

    Edric 64
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    Lycra everywhere ,no baggies unless going to the pub.Dont want to frighten people.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Always – but a small thong only, doubt it’d work for boys!

    eww really? Isn’t that incredibly uncomfortable over long distances ?

    No, far from it – find it stops delicate bit getting rubbed up the wrong way to be fair.

    traildog
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    But wouldn’t it just absorb the sweat and be horrible next to your delicate bits?

    eckinspain
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    Generally accepted etiquette is:

    pants
    jeans
    road shorts
    tutu

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    No

    I always wished those Poles had arranged themselves in order – like a clock at 10 or 15 minute intervals. No guessing who would have the hour hand!!!!

    Currently using coconut oil – works well, value and smells better than a lot of Cham creams (ok may be not the minty stuff)

    never have a problem = and i do ride long ditances and long durations.

    @ eckinspain i take it those are the things you don’t wear pants under – the mind boggles and also comes up with some amusing mental images :-O

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    This thread would be useless gruesome without pics

    wobbliscott
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    Yes! Always. Not Y-Fronts or Briefs where elastic will get into nooks and crannies, but cotton stretchy shorts. Extremely comfortable and entirely chafe free no matter how long the ride or sweaty your undercarridge. I can’t imagine having bare parts against the chamios – the fact you have to smear butter around to make it comfortable proves it wasn’t meant to be.

    As to the issue of VPL, I wear thin baggy (though not too baggy) shorts over the top. The MAMIL look is not a great one on anyone.

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    the fact you have to smear butter around to make it comfortable proves it wasn’t meant to be.

    tbh, I think most of them do that ‘cos they enjoy the experience rather than out of necessity.

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Just dont mix the cham cream with radianB/deep heat etc!!!

    missnotax
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    Oooh, ouch no. A friend of mine always wears a thong under her cycling shorts (and is still able to walk!) but it’s not for me!

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    Lycra is very versatile:

    grilla
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    was one of the lubricants in that video called bag-balm ?

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    cotton stretchy shorts. Extremely comfortable and entirely chafe free no matter how long the ride or sweaty your undercarridge.

    YUK! I’d have to stop and wring them out every 10 miles. πŸ˜•

    I can’t imagine having bare parts against the chamios – the fact you have to smear butter around to make it comfortable proves it wasn’t meant to be.

    It ain’t a real chamios leather these days you know – it is a lovely soft pad that is specifically designed to be against skin, hence the anti-bacterial coating, seam-free design and contoured, breathable material. (All of which you ruin by adding cotton underwear).

    IME you don’t need “chamios cream” unless you are getting wet and/or doing very long multi-day rides. In normal conditions I’m quite happy to ride 70 miles+ without any cream.

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