Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-25-14, 03:35 PM   #1
mattkime
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
knee pain - what do i need to adjust? Right knee, inside, top.

I've been chasing around fit problems a bit lately and i was curious if someone here would have a good idea regarding what to look at. Its my right knee, on the inside, and at the top of the knee. Seems like thats where a large muscle connects. I'm otherwise comfortable on the bike. Ride 6k miles a year, etc.

any advice?
mattkime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-14, 04:50 PM   #2
Northwestrider
Senior Member
 
Northwestrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Dahon Mu P 24 , Bacchetta Strada, Rodriguez Tandem, Wheeler MTB
Posts: 2,442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
With 6k miles a year, I'm sure you know how high your saddle should be. Maybe the only option other than a professional fit, is, see a Doctor.
Northwestrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-14, 09:58 PM   #3
XXLHardrock
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Abbotsford BC
Bikes: Some old CL beater
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the exact same pain but hesitate to give my opinion since I'm such a novice.
XXLHardrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-14, 10:07 PM   #4
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
Posts: 11,077
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Sounds like a minor case of tendonitis. Could be anything: pedal stroke, knee position over the pedal, mashing out of the saddle, the way you slept one night . . . I usually take ibuprofen for a couple of days and see what happens.
Carbonfiberboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 06:45 AM   #5
mattkime
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by XXLHardrock View Post
I have the exact same pain but hesitate to give my opinion since I'm such a novice.
you're on the internet - why would you hold back??
mattkime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 07:03 AM   #6
JerrySTL
Senior Member
 
JerrySTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Near St. Louis, Missouri
Bikes: Giant Defy Advanced, Windsor Tourist
Posts: 1,347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Top/front of the knee often means that the seat is too low and/or rpm's too low. However you'd think that there would be a problem with both knees in that case.

However I just found out that I have a leg length discrepancy and put in 1/4" worth of shims under the cleat on the shorter leg. It allowed me to raise my seat 1/4". I probably could go to 1/2" of shims, but I'm going see how the 1/4" works first. So far so good.

Another issue could be the cleat position on that side. Possible it's not allowing you to use all the float in one direction.

That "inside" part worries me a little. I have pain on the inside, but it's from torn cartilage from the evils of running years ago. But it's more near the middle of the knee and not the top.
JerrySTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 08:29 AM   #7
berner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bristol, R. I.
Bikes: Specialized Secteur, old Peugeot
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
When I first began cycling about 4 years ago, I noticed my right knee would fall to the inside and nearly brush the top tube although there was no discomfort. My right knee tends to be a bit troublesome but is generally manageable. For example, playing tennis a hard courts causes discomfort but clay courts do not. The result is I'm used to paying attention to my knees. I found when I shimmed the right foot bed under the arch, that knee would then track straight up and down.

I now notice some people on the local MUP with legs flopping out and about and have to wonder how their knees can take that punishment. I suspect that if if they put in enough miles their knees will feel the stress. In any case, you can check yourself if your knees are tracking straight up and down.
berner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-14, 10:30 PM   #8
XXLHardrock
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Abbotsford BC
Bikes: Some old CL beater
Posts: 100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattkime View Post
you're on the internet - why would you hold back??
Good point.

I only ride up to about 30 miles max in a ride, but my right knee would develop the same pain and start to brush the top tube as I got tired around the 15-20 mile mark. I would also feel the need to twist my leg and rotate my heel inward. So I moved the cleat to allow the right foot enough float actually touch the crank as it goes by. This is quite different than the left foot. Im also using one orange Specialized shim in the right shoe. Although I wear orthodics in both when in street shoes. The pain seems to have been resolved and the leg seems to track straight now.
XXLHardrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:19 AM.