Blood And Steel!!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Bikes: 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra w/ Drop Bars
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I've Got A Bad Hand
I'm not sure if this belongs here but...
Last year I got my left hand caught in an old 1930s freight elevator- crushed it pretty good. It's a year later, and it getting to be biking season and I'm looking forward to getting out. Although I did ride a little last year- Yesterday was the first day I was able to get out this year- and went for around 8 miles. After that my hand was really sore and swollen.
Today was a BEAUTIFUL day, but I was actually afraid to get back on my bike because my hand is sore.
I'm riding "vintage" touring bikes- so nothing particularly aggressive geometrically...
Am I right in thinking that getting a taller stem would put me a little more upright and put less pressure on my hands?
Along with that- I was also thinking about some extra padding under the "cork" tape I usually use.
Thoughts, comments, ideas?
My main bike, pretty much as it sits right now-
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