The bike plague
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Greek mountains
Bikes: 70's Legnano Road Bike, Late 70's Mercier Road Bike, Ideal Target Mountain Bike, Specialized crosstrail trekking bike and a unicycle
Originally Posted by fietsbob
OP is asking about touring on a cheap bike, in that section,
not shopping for a CF Madone, so likely is not needing an
Orthopedist with a sports, bicycle racer, specialty.
putting the bike on the trainer stand, and being observed riding,
maybe more the reasonable approach.
Where, in Greece to find a bike shop is maybe a google thing..
minute detail fitting , may need a trip to Italy.
hehe good observation although the question asked for informational purposes. I have 3 bikes which I've never had a problem with.
My knee problem arose when I bought a beautiful full suspension bike which was either too small for me or its geometry was just for one purpose only, trails. And if possible only descents. I was feeling really horrible on that bike despite my efforts to adjust to my liking everything adjustable. Anyway I ditched the bike (my downhill years were over anyway) and I've never had a problem since then.
So maybe some bikes are meant to be ridden by specific type of bodies. I don't know, but that seems to be the case with me.
Last edited by MightyLegnano; 02-05-12 at 11:33 AM.