Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seville, FL
Bikes: Ladies Schwinn Super Sport and Gateway
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Love my new bike, but getting squished.
Hi everyone. I didn't see a general "newbies go here" forum, but I have a hybrid bike, so here I am!
I can't begin to tell you how ecstatic I am over my new bicycle. It has everything I could want- fenders, a rear rack, a chain guard, some gears but not too many to make me confused.
So far I've gone all over the place with it and even noticed an improvement today in the gear I could cruise around in- I'm up to 4 comfortably instead of 3! Anyway, I ride 4-5 days a week for about an hour. I think my longest circle was 11 miles. I'm limited by time in my breaks at work but I hope to get faster. Hubby has the car all day after I pick him up and he drops me back off.
Anyway, I seem to be doing great except: the seat starts to bug me after a while. Maybe halfway through my ride I notice it, but I'm female and my front parts are getting squished. I did tilt my seat up one notch because it felt like I was falling forward off it all the time.
I never had an issue with this seat hurting my sit bones at all. The picture doesn't show my seat- mine is rounded instead of with that curve up in back.
What sort of adjustment might fix this? Now that I've ridden more maybe I should tilt it back down? I'm not sure which position is level, but one notch on the teeth is a big difference in feel. When I was comparing them I opted for this current position, but I'd like to ride longer, without the discomfort.