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Kilo TT palm pain

Old 01-16-10, 04:35 AM
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Kilo TT palm pain

Hi everyone

i purchased a kilo tt about a month ago, and ive noticed that over very short distances (~5-10 min of riding) my palms begin to hurt/feel like they are cramping. So when i try to switch positions the cramping feeling happens again with practically every hand position on the stock drops. Everything on the bike is stock minus a 17t cog.

I was wondering what could be causing all of this pain/cramping sensation no matter where on the bars i go?

I was thinking about switching to origin bull horns, and angling them up... does anyone think this may help?? The only problem with this is that i would have to buy a new stem as well because they do not fit in the stock ones. If i have to get a new stem any recommendations on cheapish stems?

Or another would be possibly getting new thicker bar tape on the stock stem, anyone think that may help more??? I dont know if this will help, but I have an old huffy mtn bike and when i ride that i have no pain in my hands at all.


Any input on my situation would be greatly appreciated, i love riding the bike, and how it feels, but its just super uncomfortable for anything over a few minutes.
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Old 01-16-10, 08:33 AM
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Take the money you saved by buying a bike sight-unseen online and go to a shop and get a basic or in-depth bike fitting. That's what bike shops are for. Not only do they sell bikes, they offer services.

There in nothing that we (the internet) can do but guess as to what's going on.

If you don't think it's worth it, bear in mind that you will probably spend more money buying random parts (some of which you've already mentioned) trying to solve the problem...and even then, may not do so.
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Old 01-16-10, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Take the money you saved by buying a bike sight-unseen online and go to a shop and get a basic or in-depth bike fitting. That's what bike shops are for. Not only do they sell bikes, they offer services.

There in nothing that we (the internet) can do but guess as to what's going on.

If you don't think it's worth it, bear in mind that you will probably spend more money buying random parts (some of which you've already mentioned) trying to solve the problem...and even then, may not do so.
+1

FWIW, https://sheldonbrown.com/pain.html#hands
But yea, it's a better idea to get fitted than guessing from the net. It's like when u're sick u don't go to a doctor but u diagnose urself online.
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Old 01-16-10, 12:02 PM
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cycling gloves are your friend. i really should get new ones though since mine are so worn down its like i've hardly got any cushioning left.
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It's most likely your seat height, You are probably putting too much weight on your hands. I think I read somewhere that you really shouldn't support any weight with your arms/hands and The key to that is a correct seat/stem height. I'd guess your riding with the seat too low as this is a common problem with people not used to riding road bikes. Go to your LBS and get them to fit you correctly.
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If you insist on asking for help here, post a photo of you on your bike, in your riding position. Then members will either offer suggestions, or make fun of you.
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If you insist on asking for help here, post a photo of you on your bike, in your riding position. Then members will either offer suggestions, or make fun of you.
haha! So true.
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Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
haha! So true.
I'm still waiting for the "pinched nerve from my Chrome bag" thread.
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I'd suggest raising the stem a bit. Or better yet, a proper fitting will do worlds of good.
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Originally Posted by Brian View Post
If you insist on asking for help here, post a photo of you on your bike, in your riding position. Then members will make fun of you.
fify

but seriously, without a picture we can't see what might be wrong with your fit.
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