Originally Posted by ryanmb21
Does anybody out there get good exercise <1.5 hours on anything but a road bike?
Am "on the bench" at the with back problems so am not riding at all at the mo but i can ride my HiRacer (has two 26" wheels, rather than a big and small or two small) recumbent comfortably for easily 2-3 hours . Recumbent an option?
You could also look at "modifications" for you bike. Such as shorter cranks as the're supposed to help with knee problems (they help with my hip problem)
Will these fix my knee pain?
Almost everyone says they help. With short cranks, you apply more force to the pedal, with less muscle tension. And you work through a smaller range of angular motion.
So, it seems logical that;
If the problem is with the muscles or connective tissue they should help.
If your problem is with the main load bearing "bearings" between the femur and the tibia, the Articular Cartilage and the Meniscus, then you could make things worse. Please consult your Physician if you may have this sort of problem
This is from here:
Maybe look at getting kneesavers too.
Use the search thingy theres loads of threads about knee pain
Last edited by Myqul; 09-05-08 at 04:02 AM.