Hi! I'm new here. 54 years oooooooold
I have a Trek 520 road bike. I'm 5' 11" and wear 33 pant leg.
I sometimes have knee pain. I bought the bike about 3 years ago and the knee pain was so bad I hung the bike for almost all that time.
Now I have it out again and have been going back to the bike store I bought it from. I should have done this three years ago.
The seat was too high so they lowered it. It has three front gears. They told me for now just keep it in the middle one and just spin. This has helped immensely.
I believe the frame is 52cm.
One of the mechanics there says the frame is too small.
The other guy there told me (when the mechanic was not around) that the frame is fine.
The mechanic told me that he was biking on a smaller bike and his knees were hurting so bad he had to walk home. And he was a young guy. He bought a larger bike and no longer do his knees hurt.
I do a cadance of around 77 to 80 and around 11 to 14 mph.
My seat is now just a little higher than the handlebars. Yet it feels uncomfortable on my hands to put pressure on the bars. If I got a bigger frame wouldn't the handlebars be further more from the seat causing me to lean more onto the bars?