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Old 11-04-05, 06:17 PM
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Knee pains.....ideas?

Hey everyone......I posted this originally in the mountain section, someone suggested to try here so I thought i'd link it in.....hope nobody minds.....mods, feel freee to move the post if you think this is better.....


http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=151253 some pics are there to see what i've messed up


Basically, I bought new pedals, knee pain started. Tried various different seat heights (although I've ridden at different heights before without problems), seat positions.....any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 11-05-05, 05:07 AM
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Are you using clipless? SPD's?

If so, I found that my knee pain dissapated after I angled my cleats slightly outward (thus making my toes point slightly inward)

YMMV
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Old 11-06-05, 09:37 PM
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Hi - a useful book I use to self-diagnose cycling injuries is "Andy Pruitt's Medical Guide for Cyclists By Andrew L. Pruitt, Ed.D., with Fred Matheny". Andy Pruitt runs the Boulder Sport Med Center in Colorado. I downloaded it from http://www.roadbikerider.com/booksto..._for_Cyclists_

It describes the symptoms of different medical issues (5 or so different knee issues) and the appropriate bike sizing adjustment to make.

Good luck.
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Old 11-06-05, 09:41 PM
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Maybe the problem lies in your shorts...

Could they ride any higher???

j/k, couldn't resist
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Old 11-13-05, 10:53 AM
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I have Eggbeaters on my commuter and love them. Never have knee problems.

In the thread in Mtn forum you said you have the float set at max.
Have you tried changing the cleat angle?
Have you tried changing the saddle fore-aft position?
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