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Old 10-26-2008, 08:05 PM   #9106
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I have a bicycle related problem I would like help with..... I was just reading about the guy that tore his perineum ( Ouch!) but I have a different Problem.
Please, dont too much, K? I havent ridden for like 15 years and am now 45, I bought a 22" Frame MTB, and it seems OK, size wise, I get a little stiffness lower back, but I put that down to being unfit... the real problem, apart from a very sore ass ( and i bought a gel seat to help) is the fact that as I ride, I constantly squish my testicles, to the point I feel physically sick.... anyone else had this problem?
Yessirs, I am overweight, 6'2" 348lbs but I am trying to do something about that.... hence the bike.
Raise (and shorten) the stem/bars. I'm betting yer gut's mushing things into the nose of the saddle.

Upright is good till you get some of the extra tonnage off. (but it makes yer sitbones more unhappy... Which is worse?!)

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Old 10-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #9107
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Raise (and shorten) the stem/bars. I'm betting yer gut's mushing things into the nose of the saddle.

Upright is good till you get some of the extra tonnage off. (but it makes yer sitbones more unhappy... Which is worse?!)

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Gummee. Thanx for the Info. I will try a higher stem, will go to cycle world up the street tomorrow and get one....... sounds right...... Im not to bothered about my sit-bones hurtin, they will harden off and get used to it... but i if m honest Dude, I could NEVER get used to feeling like I have been kicked in the balls after every ride!
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:18 PM   #9108
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Gummee. Thanx for the Info. I will try a higher stem, will go to cycle world up the street tomorrow and get one....... sounds right...... Im not to bothered about my sit-bones hurtin, they will harden off and get used to it... but i if m honest Dude, I could NEVER get used to feeling like I have been kicked in the balls after every ride!
That's not normal.

You gotten em checked? No, seriously! You checked em?

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Old 10-26-2008, 09:38 PM   #9109
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Gummee. Thanx for the Info. I will try a higher stem, will go to cycle world up the street tomorrow and get one....... sounds right...... Im not to bothered about my sit-bones hurtin, they will harden off and get used to it... but i if m honest Dude, I could NEVER get used to feeling like I have been kicked in the balls after every ride!
Check your saddle too. Make sure that the nose isn't pointed upwards.

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Old 10-26-2008, 10:01 PM   #9110
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That's not normal.

You gotten em checked? No, seriously! You checked em?

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Yeah, the wife checks em out on a regular basis...we are only 6 months Married, shes 28 and Im 45, so yeah, she checks em a lot....
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:03 PM   #9111
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Check your saddle too. Make sure that the nose isn't pointed upwards.

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is that too "Upwards?" also ya think I will be able to raise them bars a couple inches?
the wife wants me to point out this is the Shed, not our kitchen floor.........lol
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:48 PM   #9112
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is that too "Upwards?" also ya think I will be able to raise them bars a couple inches?
the wife wants me to point out this is the Shed, not our kitchen floor.........lol
Umm, you definitely need to raise the bars and shorten the stem.

The saddle looks fine, though I prefer less plush saddles.

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Old 10-26-2008, 10:50 PM   #9113
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Pumped the tires up to 125psi?!?!
125 psi

I weigh 208 and I can't do more than 105 (700c x 23)

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Old 10-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #9114
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Umm, you definitely need to raise the bars and shorten the stem.

The saddle looks fine, though I prefer less plush saddles.

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OK, I will get the guys at the local Cycle shop to sell me a new farkle for my Old School MTB......
The wife will be pleased, Ive only ridden it a half dozen times, and every time I do she says I "Discover" a nrw 'Thing' it needs, or I want....

Must just be us Blokes and Bikes eh?
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:19 AM   #9115
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S'not what I meant and you know it. Now stop showin off!



UNLESS... You post pics. Oh, and fetch me a beer while yer at it m'kay. I'm in need of one!

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Old 10-27-2008, 12:22 AM   #9116
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is that too "Upwards?" also ya think I will be able to raise them bars a couple inches?
the wife wants me to point out this is the Shed, not our kitchen floor.........lol
Yer gonna need a different stem to start. I ain't seen one that long in a while.

Oh, and ditch that hoopty saddle for something like a Terry Fly or similar. Even the WTB 'soft' saddles are gonna be mo bettah fer yer nutz than that thing. TOO soft is as bad as too hard.

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Old 10-27-2008, 12:23 AM   #9117
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125 psi

I weigh 208 and I can't do more than 105 (700c x 23)

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I'm damn near 200# myself and ride more'n that. Stick Me gets 130-ish cause she's a big girl. Next step for her is some Conti GP4Ks in X25c

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Old 10-27-2008, 05:36 AM   #9118
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is that too "Upwards?" also ya think I will be able to raise them bars a couple inches?
the wife wants me to point out this is the Shed, not our kitchen floor.........lol
Your seat may be a bit high as well. Most n00bs start off way too high, because they sit on the bike and think they should jack the saddle to where your leg feels "extended"

a proper saddle height, by the book, will actually leave a slight bend in your knee at the lowest point of the pedal stroke.

Why? because your legs don't really want to fully extend, too much stretch. your body will naturally try to compensate this by rocking the hips downward to alleviate full stretch.

rocking hips means back problems, and in your case, more movement for the boys = ouch.

a good trick: you should be able to touch the pedal with your HEEL at the lowest point of the pedal stroke. If you can't, or can feel your hip swiveling down to make it happen, your saddle is too high.

Bring the bike to the shop, have a knowledgable bloke check your fit. It is VERY important.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:04 AM   #9119
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125 psi

I weigh 208 and I can't do more than 105 (700c x 23)
I'm around 195 and run 120 psi all the time, I used to run 130 when I had tubulars on Zipp 404's but that's a different animal.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:32 AM   #9120
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Yer gonna need a different stem to start. I ain't seen one that long in a while.

Oh, and ditch that hoopty saddle for something like a Terry Fly or similar. Even the WTB 'soft' saddles are gonna be mo bettah fer yer nutz than that thing. TOO soft is as bad as too hard.

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I have absolutely no doubt you are correct, but can you enlighten me as to why that is the case Is it just MTB's or does that apply to all bikes (i.e. road as well) ?

Just curious...
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