how much chamois cream is enough?

ashleydwsmith
ashleydwsmith Posts: 693
edited May 2013 in Road beginners
Odd question really, but how much is enough?

GOt my assos stuff and applied tonight before a ride. I thought it was quite a liberal application, but was starting to chafe in the nether regions by mile if not before. So do I need to apply more or buy new shorts? They are pearl izumi ones.

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,500
    chafing within 30 miles with no chamois cream at all would be bad

    you can't get a new bum, so it's shorts and/or saddle that need replacing
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • ashleydwsmith
    ashleydwsmith Posts: 693
    Thought it might be, but question still stands. Is it a liberal coating or minimal spread
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Apply it the way you like your toast buttered.
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  • TommyB61
    TommyB61 Posts: 103
    It's a personal decision, but for me it's a liberal spread....lower cheeks & inner thighs.
  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,439
    As much as you can afford ;)

    I'm poor so I have to make it last, just a schmear for me
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  • ashleydwsmith
    ashleydwsmith Posts: 693
    prawny wrote:
    As much as you can afford ;)

    I'm poor so I have to make it last, just a schmear for me

    This is what I was thinking. I bought the assos stuff after reading reviews and a 12 quid a tub its not cheap
  • danlikesbikes
    danlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Personal choice really but liberal for me I don;t bother with inner thighs as never suffer with any issues but landing gear & derrière get an application.

    Plus would suggest that you perhaps try a different brand until you find one that works for you & your parts.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,439
    Trying different brands is a good idea, some are definitely better than others. Also it's worth paying attention to specific areas that get rubbed the most. My legs get it worse than anywhere else, and some of my shorts are worse than others too.
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  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    Assos but you can do a top coat with this - bigger tub - vfm
    eeks out the Assos or Ozone

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    was 5.99 .. just gone up in price.. sods 6.99