Member5 October 2008 at 2:25 pm
Hi relativly new to this, went out on a steady ride from Langley Mill to Trent Lock along the canal tow path yesterday, all the way there I was riding into quite a strong headwind, on the way back I started to get quite painfull inner thigh pains which tended to ease a little when stood up on the pedals. Had to call my wife with the car to meet me on the way back, the pains started at about 16 miles and I managed to do 18 mile in total. Later in the evening I was sat on the sofa and brought one of my legs back under me and suffered the worst case of cramp in my inner thigh muscle resulting in me having to stand bent over holding onto the sofa for 30 mins until it eased. Now whilst I realise that I have to build up to longer miles I was wondering if there was anything I could have done to stopped or reduced the pains.
Member5 October 2008 at 3:02 pm
Is your seat set at the correct height? Sounds like it could be too high (although I’m no expert so could be wrong)
Member5 October 2008 at 7:08 pm
in my case this happened because of a realy tense muscle, maybe try doing a few good stretches before the ride
Member5 October 2008 at 7:17 pm
Agree with Jez, the only thing I could think of that may contribute to this is having your saddle set too high so that your hips are rocking as you pedal.
This could be causing your inner thigh to stretch excessively on the downstroke, a problem if your not fit.
Member5 October 2008 at 7:24 pm
yeh that’ll be rite if they were okwhen you stood up
Member5 October 2008 at 7:49 pm
Thanks guys will drop the saddle a little tomorrow and give it a whurl 🙄
Member5 October 2008 at 7:54 pm
remember that strechings allways a good idea anyways , and if the muscles still abit tense then it’s a must when i go out
Member5 October 2008 at 8:05 pm
BMR, sorry to be so honest, I really am.
But your saddle set up is truly shocking, and needs looking at urgently, you are on the road to all sorts of skeletal muscle injuries.
Tilt your saddle up, and check your saddle height, quickly.
Check out some web sites that make recommendations about bike set up, sorry I can’t think of any off hand at the moment.
Again, sorry to be blunt.
Member5 October 2008 at 8:08 pm
well you could say it’d be good in time trail position
Member5 October 2008 at 8:14 pm
Thanks guys its your advice I am looking for so adjustments will be done tomorrow, its honesty I want Gunner. Thanks
Member5 October 2008 at 8:24 pm
I wonder if this is any good to you, BMR?
Member5 October 2008 at 9:30 pm
Thanks Gunner thats given me some good ideas and I will be checking them out tomorrow after I have cleaned the crud off the bike at the workshop.
Member6 October 2008 at 3:02 pm
Hi guys. Looking at the set up on that site today, I dropped the saddle tilted the front up a little, but as I was niping up the seat post clamp it failed on me so off to decathlon got a quick release clamp and a slightly wider at the rear saddleput them on and adjusted the saddle backwards, took it for a spin and already over a short difference it felt better. another thing I found was that the brake calipers needed to be centralised on the disc as one pad on each wheel was rubbing on the disc and the other pad had quite a lot of clearance, so when applying the brakes the discs were flexing before clamping. This was originaly bought from Halfords by relatives of the guy I bought it from and was unused as he was too small for it. The first thing I had to do was adjust the rear cones as there was about 3mm play. Who is it at Halfords that assembles bikes?
Member6 October 2008 at 3:06 pm
try and get a picture of the bike as it is now up and im sure someone will give it the seal of approvel 😉
erm with the disc you could try this. loosen the callaper so it can wobble a little bit. then pull the brake in as hard as you can and while keeping the brake in tighten the callaper back up
Member6 October 2008 at 4:07 pm
Hi done the brakes, here is the pic