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Has anyone found a solution to a problem that I've encountered all four times I've ridden a century?

I'm talking about nipple chafing...

It sounds a lot funnier than it feels.

Thoughts?

(My wife suggested I wear a "bro." She found that very funny.)
 

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Uh, a close-fitting baselayer doesn't do it for you?

Unless your centuries are on pave, it's something that's never troubled me...

I know runners just put some sports tape over 'em. I guess you could do that, too.
 

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Argentius said:
Uh, a close-fitting baselayer doesn't do it for you?.
+1

while it's not my favorite base layer, the descente gray base layer fits snuggly, and leaves no room for your affliction.
 

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Vaseline

Chafing nipples is more of a problem in running than in cycling. If I know I'm going to sweat heavily in a shirt during a run, I apply Vaseline to my nipples. Triathlete friend of mine recommended it and it works well.
 

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Band-aids. Try 'em.
 

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Craft base layer. I would try sports tape or band aids too.

:)
 

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AnyWeather said:
Has anyone found a solution to a problem that I've encountered all four times I've ridden a century?

I'm talking about nipple chafing...

It sounds a lot funnier than it feels.

Thoughts?

(My wife suggested I wear a "bro." She found that very funny.)
I've got a million of them. Thoughts, not nipples. But none of them would be very helpful.
OH man they're coming faster and faster.
Again, the thoughts, not the nipples.
 

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BodyGlide

There are stick-deodorant-like products made specifically for this; BodyGlide is one brand name. I haven't used it on the bike but have when backpacking, and it works great. It's primary market is runners so try running shops. I got mine at REI.

Come to think of it, a couple healthy passes with unscented stick deodorant might work, too.
 

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bikemoore said:
Chafing nipples is more of a problem in running than in cycling. If I know I'm going to sweat heavily in a shirt during a run, I apply Vaseline to my nipples. Triathlete friend of mine recommended it and it works well.
Wouldn't you have oily spots on the jersey where the nipples are? Hrmmm, I'm thinking I'd rather have sore nipples. The visual I'm getting from this is similar to the movie "Kingpin" when Randy Quaid walks out of the cooler... ::yuck::
 

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Allez Rouge said:
There are stick-deodorant-like products made specifically for this; BodyGlide is one brand name. I haven't used it on the bike but have when backpacking, and it works great. It's primary market is runners so try running shops. I got mine at REI.

Come to think of it, a couple healthy passes with unscented stick deodorant might work, too.
Performance stocks Body Glide too.
 

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Pierce them!

AnyWeather said:
Has anyone found a solution to a problem that I've encountered all four times I've ridden a century?

I'm talking about nipple chafing...

It sounds a lot funnier than it feels.

Thoughts?

(My wife suggested I wear a "bro." She found that very funny.)
Then chaffing will be the least of your worries... toughens them right up!
 

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Yep, I used small circle band-aids like this when I was training for a Marathon. Heck of a lot cheaper than the "Nip Guards" someone else recommended. But 'em by the hundred for cheap.
 
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