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Old 06-30-05, 07:07 PM
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Seat adjustments

What is the wisdom on seat adjustments?
Sometimes my hands get very tired on long rides. After about 50 miles my crotch gets pretty numb too. I would love to be able to break the 100 mile barrier this year. I was following the Brooks seat thread and remembered that my very first seat over 30 years ago was a Brooks and I loved it. Of course I weighed about 120 lbs. then. Now I'm 200 lbs. I don't get winded on the hills around Boston, but I would love to be able to do much longer rides. I just love the feeling of flying over miles and miles of road.
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Old 06-30-05, 07:13 PM
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Assuming your riding a properly fitted bike then play with
the seat height and handlebar combos.

Sounds like your "sitting" on your gems and not your sit bones
too. Your hands shouldn't get numb either. From the sounds of
it your not "in tune" with your bike at all. Before you spend any
money on seat etc. fine tune what you have first.
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Old 06-30-05, 07:14 PM
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How high is your saddle compared to your handlebars?
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Old 06-30-05, 07:19 PM
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I have always kept my hoods level with my seat top. I have always kept the seat level with the ground. Shall I change them?
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Originally Posted by roadroy
I have always kept my hoods level with my seat top. I have always kept the seat level with the ground. Shall I change them?
Mate, your body is your body and like no one else here. PLAY around a bit with adjusments
in seat height , angle etc. Then play with the bars a bit.

TAKE YOUR TIME TO GET IT RIGHT.
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Old 07-01-05, 05:37 PM
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Some people like to angle the seat up a very small amount to relieve some of the weight otherwise supported by their arms. I like my seat a wee little bit angled up in the front, but if I angle it too much then my crotch gets too much pressure. I never have the nose of the seat angled down, becuase it puts too much weight on my arms.
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