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Bike Fit is Crutial

Old 11-02-17, 09:19 AM
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I understood this after hurting my knees for 3 years. Now im at the age of 21 but my knees are definately not the same as i was 18 y.o
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Originally Posted by enes13mes
I understood this after hurting my knees for 3 years. Now im at the age of 21 but my knees are definately not the same as i was 18 y.o
Whoa! 21 and still cycling? Slow down, granpa!

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Funny but he is right. I've accidentally bumped my saddle back when I was changing the angle and I didn't notice it. One week later, and my left knee hurts like a you-know-what. fortunately, i had a pro fit and have the measurements, so i went back and checked everything on the bike and reset it, but i'm off the bike for at least a few days to let my knee recover. I can easily see how it might have caused permanent damage had I not caught this so soon.
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Man, bbean cracked me up.

Yes, once you hurt your knees they are never the same. It is a great thing when you learn and experience a good fit.
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I was diagnosed with Chondromalacia patellae when I was 24. I'm 56 now. I noticed that the problem was worse when I stopped riding a bike.

Recently, I've been lifting weights, including dead lifts. Knee pain is gone! Other factors that may be contributing to my improvement: I had my cleats installed professionally. The mechanic used an alignment tool to ensure my toes are pointing forwards and not to one side or the other. And I have a new technique for walking, consciously pointing my toes forward rather than outwards.
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