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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 02-23-14, 03:11 AM   #26
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Well yeah, why didn't I described it like that in the first place...
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Old 03-29-14, 12:35 AM   #27
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while this is open, i could use some help to, i have been adjusting my saddle on my road bike endlessly, and i now have several cyst on my thighs up to my the joint. on both side hidden by the scrotum along with inflamed flesh.
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After two years fighting with several saddles - perhaps 12 - 15? - I am really, really happy with my selle san marco Regal. No cut out - no pain anymore.
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now have several cyst on my thighs up to my the joint
carbuncles are a surface bacterial infection of the pores of the skin resolved by antibacterial soap, Hygiene.
I bought surgeon's scrub ..
and a clean pair of bike shorts every morning .

and a topical application of an antibacterial ointment where there is a flare up ..

Multi month Bike tours and I have not had to stop because of saddle sores..
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Old 03-31-14, 12:31 AM   #30
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After two years fighting with several saddles - perhaps 12 - 15? - I am really, really happy with my selle san marco Regal. No cut out - no pain anymore.
thanks gives me something to try

i have a plain one without a cut out instead of my selle italia's, I will try out tomorrow.

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while this is open, i could use some help to, i have been adjusting my saddle on my road bike endlessly, and i now have several cyst on my thighs up to my the joint. on both side hidden by the scrotum along with inflamed flesh.
Yes. Your saddle doesn't fit you. Where you have sores, you don't want saddle. Find a saddle that doesn't rub you there. Only your sit bones should touch the saddle. It can be done. There's a saddle for everyone. That's why there are hundreds of different saddle shapes. It's a good thing that each of us is not completely unique.

The cysts are from pressure and are not really an infection. That said, if you wash your groin after every ride with dandruff shampoo, you'll minimize these sorts of problems.
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I rode one of the selle italia's for years and my bike fit like a easy chair, i am on a different bike and trying a sellia iltalia, and getting these sores, trying to let myself heal first,

swinging by the co-op to pick up a few saddles tonight though ,
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See the information I posted in a different thread about the same problem: Less Penis Numbing Bike Saddle Recommendation .
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