I'm almost afraid to answer that question because I don't want to "plant the seed", as they say.lopresti said:The bike is leaning a bit against the garage. The seat feels comfy. I ride mostly on the top of the bars. I just got back from a 25-mile ride and no pain. What would, or should be hurting based on that photo?
You're welcome. For a noob, you're logging some decent miles, so some other things to consider:lopresti said:I do have a little shoulder discomfort, but I was attributing that to:
1) being a noob rider (only been pedaling a month or so)
2) the distances and frequency of my rides (riding 5-6 days a week, 20 or so miles on weekdays and 30-35 on the weekends)
I'll level the saddle out a bit and see how it feels. Thanks for the tip.
If you ever have an issue with that shock, Craig at MendonCycleSmith.com will fix you right up.lopresti said:Actually she's going on 14 years. It's a 1997. The previous owner(s) took pretty good care of her. I feel I should carry on the tradition.
PJ352 said:You're welcome. For a noob, you're logging some decent miles, so some other things to consider:
- good quality bar tape/ gloves (help to quell road vibrations)
- keep arms bent slightly at the elbows (helps to keep the same vibrations/ road irregularities from traveling up your arms to shoulders/ neck).
- keep a slightly loose grip on the bars, but tight enough to maintain control
- keep your upper body relaxed, roll your shoulders and rotate your neck side to side/ up and down periodically.
- try to change hand positions frequently. Try tops, hoods, drops, whatever you prefer, just change things up fairly often.
You're welcome, glad it worked out for you.lopresti said:Well,changed the angle of the seat slightly and boy, did it make a difference. Did 15 miles this morning and it felt like a different bike. Thanks for the tip. I thought the seat was good where it was because of the ass-bone contact. It felt pretty spot on. After leveling the seat, the contact seemed a bit more "seated", if you know what I mean. Anyway, I'm learning as I go along, and suggestions like yours really enhance my riding pleasure. Thanks again.