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Old 10-01-07, 08:50 AM   #1
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Oh my throbbing coccyx

That sounded dirty.

I was riding Saturday and was about 10 miles into a 40 mile trip when I noticed my knee's were hurting. I checked my seat and sure enough it had slipped down. I raise it up and get back on. It felt like it was a bit higher than usual but the standard "knee almost straight without rocking your hips" criteria was met. It felt much better riding like that and I completed the other 30 miles without a hint of discomfort. My gluteus maximus felt the same as when I departed.

The pain did not start until Sunday morning when I work up with a throbbing coccyx (tail bone). I could literally feel it pulsing. I took some advil and went to church noticing that it was very uncomfortable to sit on a wooden bench. What does God have against a seat cushion? Why can't I worship in a recliner? I figured that it would go away during the day but it did not. This morning I woke up and it still hurts albeit slightly less. The throbbing has been replaced by a nagging pain that isn't particularly sharp.

Would this pain be caused by the seat being too high? Anyone else have this happen to them? I've been on longer rides before and never had this pain afterwards. I did get jarred a few times by some rocks hidden in leaves that were sticking up a couple inches. I ride without padded shorts or bibs, just a regular pair of gym shorts is most comfortable to me. My seat is stock if that matters.

Should I drop my seat height or should I call my doctor?

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What does your 'stock seat' look like?
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That sounded dirty.

I was riding Saturday and was about 10 miles into a 40 mile trip when I noticed my knee's were hurting. I checked my seat and sure enough it had slipped down. I raise it up and get back on. It felt like it was a bit higher than usual but the standard "knee almost straight without rocking your hips" criteria was met. It felt much better riding like that and I completed the other 30 miles without a hint of discomfort. My gluteus maximus felt the same as when I departed.

The pain did not start until Sunday morning when I work up with a throbbing coccyx (tail bone). I could literally feel it pulsing. I took some advil and went to church noticing that it was very uncomfortable to sit on a wooden bench. What does God have against a seat cushion? Why can't I worship in a recliner? I figured that it would go away during the day but it did not. This morning I woke up and it still hurts albeit slightly less. The throbbing has been replaced by a nagging pain that isn't particularly sharp.

Would this pain be caused by the seat being too high? Anyone else have this happen to them? I've been on longer rides before and never had this pain afterwards. I did get jarred a few times by some rocks hidden in leaves that were sticking up a couple inches. I ride without padded shorts or bibs, just a regular pair of gym shorts is most comfortable to me. My seat is stock if that matters.

Should I drop my seat height or should I call my doctor?

Thanks,

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Return your seat to the height that caused you no pain in the past.
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Old 10-01-07, 09:26 AM   #4
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What does your 'stock seat' look like?
I GISd for it but was only able to come up with this:

When I get home after work I'll take a picture if you'd like.

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Saddle angle? Is it flat or slightly canted forward? If you have it slightly nose down, you put extra pressure on the Coccyx. You may also have raised the saddle a tad too high.
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The saddle points slightly down, maybe -10 degrees or so. Looks like I need to drop it and pull the nose up.

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The saddle points slightly down, maybe -10 degrees or so. Looks like I need to drop it and pull the nose up.

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Start with leveling the saddle, try that...then start dropping the saddle height in very small increments. a mm can make a difference.
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That sounded dirty.

I was riding Saturday and was about 10 miles into a 40 mile trip when I noticed my knee's were hurting. I checked my seat and sure enough it had slipped down. I raise it up and get back on. It felt like it was a bit higher than usual but the standard "knee almost straight without rocking your hips" criteria was met. It felt much better riding like that and I completed the other 30 miles without a hint of discomfort. My gluteus maximus felt the same as when I departed.

The pain did not start until Sunday morning when I work up with a throbbing coccyx (tail bone). I could literally feel it pulsing. I took some advil and went to church noticing that it was very uncomfortable to sit on a wooden bench. What does God have against a seat cushion? Why can't I worship in a recliner? I figured that it would go away during the day but it did not. This morning I woke up and it still hurts albeit slightly less. The throbbing has been replaced by a nagging pain that isn't particularly sharp.

Would this pain be caused by the seat being too high? Anyone else have this happen to them? I've been on longer rides before and never had this pain afterwards. I did get jarred a few times by some rocks hidden in leaves that were sticking up a couple inches. I ride without padded shorts or bibs, just a regular pair of gym shorts is most comfortable to me. My seat is stock if that matters.

Should I drop my seat height or should I call my doctor?

Thanks,

Bau
I would say, lower the seat a little, f you have a seat quick release, replace it with a proper seat bolt, then tighten it up, so it doesn't move again, although if your frame or post is CF, then sometimes it's hard to get tight enough without breaking something.

I attended one church for a while that had theatre type seating, and one Sunday we had a guest preacher, a gentleman in his late 80's who talked very quietly and very slowly, on a topic that had been covered very regularly, you can guess what happened.......

About 40 years ago, someone did make cushions for pews, but they were not always wide enough (there is no standard depth for pews), need to be cleaned on a regular basis, tend to slide around on the smooth wood of the pew, and do wear out after a while. I think a lot of churches bought them when they first came out, but found they didn't work all that well and as the cushions wore out, didn't replace them, so they are quite rare now.

I would say, getting back to topic, lower the seat a little, if the pain doesn't go away in a few days, call the doc.
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