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Old 09-09-14, 09:12 AM
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I have this problem. Wearing soft wool or cotton usually alleviates the problem. If I'm wearing anything synthetic it HAS TO BE FORM FITTING. Or else I get bloody nips.

And now everybody knows.

My summer garb is usually a tight sleeveless gym shirt with a loose fitting Columbia adventure longsleeve over it. The tight fitting shirt helps sweat form smaller beads and the long loose fitting shirt acts a wick and evaporator. This works even in hot humid FL summers! It also completely covers me from the sun and I don't have to use sunscreen anywhere on my upper body except face and neck. I'm a redhead and very aware of the dangers the sun poses.
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Old 09-09-14, 09:14 AM
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I can't believe this thread has got this far without a Seinfeld reference! I don't even watch TV but I know about this:

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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
I thought this was a wheel concern!
I recall seeing a bike parts and tools catalog where the page of spoke wrenches was labeled nipple grippers. That catalog was older than this thread. I did not know that this forum existed 12 years ago.
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Old 09-09-14, 08:23 PM
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You might try Body Glide, I have used their stuff pretty frequently because the little bits that dangle downstairs get a little chafey and both the glide and their chamois glide work great! I am sure it will help with your nips.
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Old 09-10-14, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I can't believe this thread has got this far without a Seinfeld reference!
Yes, it is quite surprising, given that the thread is nearly as old as the series...
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Old 09-10-14, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 1oldRoadie View Post
Man, didn't they tell you? You gotta take your nipple rings off before you ride!
And don't forget to remove the nipple clips, too... and any weights that are connected to those nipple rings.

You want to be "organic" as riders, not cyborgs.
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Old 08-09-19, 08:53 AM
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Time to revive this thread AGAIN!

I have never had this problem before. I am currently in Myrtle Beach on vacation and this happened to me twice now. It is quite painful. A quick google search brought me here. bikeforums.net is awesome! Unfortuately, the ride is over and I will just have to deal with it now Maybe something with the heat and humidity that my body isn't used to?
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Old 08-09-19, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by outashape View Post
I see this thread has been resurrected from the dead, but I'm thinking that you men really need a "Men's Only" section, so we women can come and browse.
Talk about a thread resurrections. You should see it now.

I think its a universal problem.

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Time to revive this thread AGAIN!

I have never had this problem before. I am currently in Myrtle Beach on vacation and this happened to me twice now. It is quite painful. A quick google search brought me here. bikeforums.net is awesome! Unfortunately, the ride is over and I will just have to deal with it now Maybe something with the heat and humidity that my body isn't used to?
The first questions a doctor will ask you: what has changed? If its friction induced, I'd just wear a form fitting breathable undershirt.
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Old 08-09-19, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by oceanrider View Post
I find that wearing a sportsbra helps
According to Seinfeld, its called a manzier or a bro.
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Old 08-09-19, 10:57 AM
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The same thing just happened to me when I bought a pair of merino wool shirts (70% merino / 30% acryl). The end of my nips were red raw after a few heavy days cycling. I was going to send them back but they are so light and easy to wash I am going to put little plasters over my nips while I tour. I never got this issue with wool tops but they are just too heavy and make me sweat more.
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Old 08-09-19, 11:07 AM
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I've been riding shorts with clip-on suspenders for decades. (The mentor of New England racing in my day, John Allis did the same though I suspect he road higher end shorts with the buttons for non-clip-on suspenders.) Back then I wore cotton fishnet tees under my jerseys. I had to keep the straps off my nipples so I ran them through a rubber band to center them (and keep the clips outboard for better abdominal breathing though I doubt that made any difference. I now just move the clips in.

I wonder if bib straps sometimes have the same effect. (I've owned one pair of bibs. The bib version of my favorite shorts. Yeah, a touch more comfortable at their best, but once things stretched out a little, not as good and snug as suspendered regular shorts, more expensive and a lot more hassel in the restroom.)

And a thought I just had. Instead of nipple coverings, how 'bout wearing a silk tee? Very, very comfortable and the same material I wear under my cycling and boot socks for the same reason. (REI has them at decent prices.)

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Old 08-09-19, 11:33 AM
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Used to happen when I was a runner. Something about loose cheap cotton shirts, humidity, and sweating. Doesn't happen while cycling because I wear jerseys that fit properly. I've never had an issue with bib straps causing problems.

Always interesting to see which members have been banned on these old threads and sift through the banned user list to try to figure out what happened. Usually their offensive posts have been deleted so you can only guess. Often, the mods did not update the banned user thread with their name so you can't figure it out.

In this case, Chasm54 apparently self-imposed the ban, which is a thing that they used to do.

And it will be interesting to see if this thread gets locked and/or disappeared. It's very arbitrary and random as to what They decided to do with these zombie threads.
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Old 08-09-19, 05:44 PM
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I've had it happen in the past and the simple easy solution is to take of the shirt and get yourself a suntan. No, don't put on the suntan lotion or it will make the nipples burn. Go topless for a couple of days, only putting the top on when you are wanting to walk in a store. Let yourself get the suntan and the Vitamin D you need to keep cancer away and let the nipples heal up at the same time.
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Old 08-09-19, 07:59 PM
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Body Glide works on nipples.

It goes on just like anti-perspirant.

Every triathlete on the planet has a stick in their gear bag.

Any running specialty store should have it. REI and Dicks carries it as well.

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Zombie Thread dating back to 2002! This is a timeless subject?
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Zombie Thread dating back to 2002! This is a timeless subject?
Little known fact, the Spartans stayed at Thermopylae to fight just because their tunics were chafing their nipples when they marched and they would rather be slaughtered than deal with that.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Little known fact, the Spartans stayed at Thermopylae to fight just because their tunics were chafing their nipples when they marched and they would rather be slaughtered than deal with that.
Body Glide not available way back then, eh? Could have changed the course of ancient history!
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Ver-r-r-y interesting. But STUPID. 🤪😁
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Ver-r-r-y interesting. But STUPID. 🤪😁
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Old 08-11-19, 04:00 AM
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Finally! A non-ambiguous thread title.
So many times I wanted to start a thread of "Name your favorite ambiguous thread title". Or how my mind sometimes slips to my 12 year old self and goes beyond the context of bike forums.
Like:
Dating my Claude Butler
I suck at handlebar wraps
Or the classic, Do I need to grease my nipples?.....and we're back.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Finally! A non-ambiguous thread title.
So many times I wanted to start a thread of "Name your favorite ambiguous thread title". Or how my mind sometimes slips to my 12 year old self and goes beyond the context of bike forums.
Like:
Dating my Claude Butler
I suck at handlebar wraps
Or the classic, Do I need to grease my nipples?.....and we're back.
The OP may be long gone for feedback, but his thread remains universally valid. He suspected the cause to be related to the friction from his cycling jersey (were they synthetic in '02?). However, I think it prudent to mention that sore nipples in men can also be a symptom of a hormonal imbalance.
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Pics of the problem would be appropriate
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Zombie Thread dating back to 2002! This is a timeless subject?
I saw it had been revived multiple times over a 10 year period and figured, being as how it was in the top 5 Google search results, I would bring it back again. This was a completely new phenomenon to me, and I was both curious and somewhat concerned. I will admit that I like my jerseys a little looser, but that has never been a problem in the past. It had to have been related to the higher heat & humidity levels of the South Carolina shoreline.
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It happened to me in Calgary occasionally running long distance in the summers. Cotton and sweat (the salt stings) did a number one day so bad I had blood stains showing through my white Tee - not a good look. Waterproof tape was what I used.
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Zombie Thread dating back to 2002! This is a timeless subject?
This would indeed seem to be a timeless subject.
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