Old 07-16-16, 09:31 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: St George, Utah
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I had a 4-level cervical fusion in 2009, C3-C7. Recovery was not pretty, I basically lost the use of my arms for 4 months. Two years of PT. Finally got onto a recumbent in 2010, and back onto my conventional frame road bike (Felt Z) a couple years later, but only after I raised the bars 2" to accommodate limited neck flexibility up and down. Even so, I can't get into the drops. Well I can, but when I do I can't see more than about 20' down the road. After 30 miles my neck hurts enough I'm ready to get off the bike.

So I'm looking at flat-bar bikes. I want something with an upright enough stance to keep the stress off my neck, but with components of road-bike quality. Looking at Specialized Sirrus, or perhaps a custom fitted.
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