Because I'm known around work as someone who spends a lot of time on a bike I get asked some interesting questions. This question was asked by one of my coworkers and is one that I don't have any experience with. Can someone please give her some advise on this problem? Below is her email to me:
"Ok, remember I told you that Tom got me a stand for my bike so that now I can use it as a stationary bike..... Well, I chipped my tailbone about 15 years ago and for whatever reason now I am having a problem with my seat. I don't know if it's too high or just not the right kind....
I have the regular seat and then I also bought a wider seat (for my big butt) and then I have Tom's seat which is a regular shape with a cover on it that's padded. But I still have problems with my tail bone killing me about 3 miles into the ride. I need to figure out what I need to do to fix it..."
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
How about a saddle like the "BG Comfort"?
No pressure on the tailbone, there...
Mad bike riding scientist
Having reached almost professional status at tailbone breakage (at least 4 times), I can tell you that it's not the saddle that is causing the problem. It's a muscle problem. The tailbone is an anchor for various muscles and ligiments and cycling can aggrevate these (you learn a lot about your coccyx when you break it). There are various treatments so it would probably be best to see a doctor. For information you can go to coccyx.org.
Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
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I'll pass this on to her. I really appreciate the advice. Thanks