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Hard skin as a result of cycling

Old 03-03-21, 10:14 AM
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This thread has real potential.
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After a few weeks of early season riding, any skin that is constantly rubbed on the saddle will toughen up. Including taint, ballsack, butt cheeks/arsehole region, and inner thighs. If the saddle fit or adjustment is not optimized for the individual, there can be pressure points that are rubbed too hard to be toughened and will get raw or irritated.
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Good lord! There are terrible things happening out there.
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This is a fairly common issue among pro cyclists. Luckily, it's easily treatable with a one hour ice water dunk every night.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
This is a fairly common issue among pro cyclists. Luckily, it's easily treatable with a one hour ice water dunk every night.
"Shrinkage! There was shrinkage!"
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No. But then again, I follow a very specific & stringent daily beauty regimen. It involves a lot of moisturizing cream.
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"Shrinkage! There was shrinkage!"
“It shrinks?”
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“It shrinks?”
"Like a frightened turtle!"

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Originally Posted by Flame73 View Post
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As I can be anonymous in this forum, I Allowing myself to ask awkward question : any of you find that his balls skin become harder? I'm taking about the buttom skin of the balls, which touches the saddle.I found it became harder, as like the legs skin which also become hard and tough sometimes.(for me it happened because of wrong saddle fit, but this is for another thread).
There was a guy in my school in Ireland who claimed that he could stand a kick in the crotch without issue. Don't know if anyone took him up on it, but he was known as Muscle Balls thereafter....
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Originally Posted by Flame73 View Post
Hi
As I can be anonymous in this forum, I Allowing myself to ask awkward question : any of you find that his balls skin become harder? I'm taking about the buttom skin of the balls, which touches the saddle.I found it became harder, as like the legs skin which also become hard and tough sometimes.(for me it happened because of wrong saddle fit, but this is for another thread).
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Good lord! There are terrible things happening out there.
Someone protect the children!
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There was a guy in my school in Ireland who claimed that he could stand a kick in the crotch without issue. Don't know if anyone took him up on it, but he was known as Muscle Balls thereafter....
He became a gym teacher.

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I would generally recommend against bibs with a horsehair chamois.
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I never checked. Also, until today, I never thought about this.
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I never checked. Also, until today, I never thought about this.
Raise your hand if you checked after reading this thread.
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Raise your hand if you checked after reading this thread.
"Honey - relax. I know what it looks like ...me sitting in front of the computer, with my, uh... but I'm just making sure that cycling isn't making me HTFU in the wrong way."
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Sounds like there's friction and rubbing where there shouldn't really be any weight to begin with. You want the weight further back on the sit bones, and the skin can definitely toughen up around there. If you use bike shorts you can pull uhm, your boy parts, up and out of the way.
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Sergal wool shirts with real leather chamois. If you didnt start out riding with these you have no clue. The shorts when new were exquisite to wear and ride in. Washed only by hand in Woolite and hung to dry. After several washings the chamois would start to toughen. After a few months of washing and wearing the chamois turned to a cripy hard shell taco. Chamois cream didnt exist or at least not in the states. Compounding the condition was the quick dry method employed by most cyclists. Wash in Woolite and put the shorts out in the hot summer sun to dry. At that point in the riding season your butt was toughened like an old baseball mitt. That taco shell chamois was easily siftened by butt sweat produced by wearing wool in 90 degree heat. Those were the good old days.
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Sergal wool shirts with real leather chamois. If you didnt start out riding with these you have no clue. The shorts when new were exquisite to wear and ride in. Washed only by hand in Woolite and hung to dry. After several washings the chamois would start to toughen. After a few months of washing and wearing the chamois turned to a cripy hard shell taco. Chamois cream didnt exist or at least not in the states. Compounding the condition was the quick dry method employed by most cyclists. Wash in Woolite and put the shorts out in the hot summer sun to dry. At that point in the riding season your butt was toughened like an old baseball mitt. That taco shell chamois was easily siftened by butt sweat produced by wearing wool in 90 degree heat. Those were the good old days.
Wore those for many years and it caused great suffering, but it never put a callus on my scrotum.
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Can I get this in ceramic ?
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Back when I was riding over 16,000 km per year my skin got so thick I had to lower my saddle
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