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


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-27-05, 11:32 AM   #1
YellowFixedGear
Fear the banana
Thread Starter
 
YellowFixedGear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New York City (Uptown)
Bikes: 1950s EG Bates track & 1960s Frejus track
Posts: 719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pain in my....

Ive been riding a little hard the past few days. Today Ive noticed a sharp main in my leg. Behind my knee (not under my knee but in the ditch) above my calf. Feels like ive pulled something. I notice it when I try to squat down or try to raise my leg. Because of this I didnt ride today.
anyone else get this problem?
YellowFixedGear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 11:38 AM   #2
isotopesope
shoot up or shut up.
 
isotopesope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: colorado springs, co
Bikes: yes please.
Posts: 1,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
your saddle could be too high.
isotopesope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 11:42 AM   #3
YellowFixedGear
Fear the banana
Thread Starter
 
YellowFixedGear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New York City (Uptown)
Bikes: 1950s EG Bates track & 1960s Frejus track
Posts: 719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hmm. Good point. I was riding the other day with it too low, then raised it too high. I knew it was too high but still road the 2miles to work.. Thanks
at first it felt like my knees were giving out on my. Then realized something was just pulled.
YellowFixedGear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 11:51 AM   #4
absntr
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
absntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 3,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Saddle adjustments shouldn't be big changes - rather minute adjustments. I've ridden around for two hours just getting addle adjustment dialed in. I'd stop every five to ten minutes to play with tilt, height, forward and backward positioning just to make sure I could cover all the bases. It's surprising how much a little adjustment can make, let along a big one.
absntr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 11:54 AM   #5
*new*guy
ambassador of good will
 
*new*guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NOVA
Bikes: many.
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you ride brakeless and the pain is in your dominant leg, try and favor your other leg for a day or two.
*new*guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 12:01 PM   #6
YellowFixedGear
Fear the banana
Thread Starter
 
YellowFixedGear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New York City (Uptown)
Bikes: 1950s EG Bates track & 1960s Frejus track
Posts: 719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a front brake on it. The other day I was riding the velodrome (brakeless) for the first time and I may have pushed myself a little to hard.

every day Im still learning about my seat adjustments. One day I figure out a happy med.
YellowFixedGear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-05, 12:25 PM   #7
Phatman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: NC
Bikes:
Posts: 3,411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd take a week off. I had a similar prob, it was a pulled hammie. and they dont heal well unless you rest it, since the muscle has so much tension on it.
Phatman 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 04:52 AM.