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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)

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Old 05-16-10, 05:04 PM   #1
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Lower back pain

Took a short ride today. By the 6 km mark I noticed a bit of mid to lower back pain. I wasn't even riding in the drops, but on the flats of my bars.

Have I been riding with the bars too low/saddle too high? I feel like the stroke of my leg is comfortable, and I'm not sure if I want to lower my saddle anymore. But am I right in diagnosing the root of my pain?
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Old 05-16-10, 05:06 PM   #2
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pics of your bike?
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Old 05-16-10, 07:00 PM   #3
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Make sure you aren't sitting with a straight back. If you already ride with a curved back then its possible that your bars are too close. How long have you been riding that bike with that setup? Its possible you just aren't used to it?

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Old 05-25-10, 08:45 PM   #4
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funny, i injured my lower back lifting furniture the other day...but feel relieved when riding my bike. sorry, don't mean to hijack.
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