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    knee pain?

    just converted my roadie to a fixed....

    i find that my knees are starting to hurt a little



    this is obviously from the higher cadence of riding a fixed....

    would that mean my riding position is incorrect?


    or would it help to gear down

    right now im running 52/20
    .... gonna swap it to 52/17

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    You got it bass ackwards. Mashing a higher (harder) gear is worse than spinning a lower (easier) gear. You may have your seat too low
    and / or poor pedalling technique.
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    i think my seat is too low.....

    im ordering a new seatpost atm.... as my current seatpost is like a mere 180mm in length -.-

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    yeah your knees don't hurt from higher cadence but from mashing more off the starts and also stopping by resisting the pedals

    riding SS will make my knees hurt a bit, riding FG made them hurt a lot if you prefer to spin you can lower your gearing
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