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When your goods fall asleep...(4 posts)

When your goods fall asleep...GMS
Jul 13, 2002 3:58 PM
My bike and seat seem comfortable to me while I am riding (usually), but after a period of time, certain body parts fall asleep. Sometimes I only notice this after I get off the bike and blood flow returns.

What does this indicate about my seat? Should it be tilted forward more or less, forward or back on the rails more, moved up or down?

Is it possible for this to happen even with a well-adjusted seat? Are there riding styles to prevent this from happening, or is it mainly dependent on the seat position?

Thank you.
Yes...Lone Gunman
Jul 13, 2002 5:14 PM
Anything can happen on any given day. I myself, like to have the nose of my saddle tipped up just a pinch and a pinch is sited on a carpenters level, Brooks saddle. One of my other saddles gets plum level, Selle San Marco. Shorts can also be a part of the problem as can riding in the same postion too long or staying seated too long. A combination of things might be the cause, you just gotta play with it... the adjustments.
I had this problem, and I lowered my saddle just a tad. Fixedbill
Jul 14, 2002 4:24 AM
all sorts of problems -- just a cm or two made a vast improvement in comfort and in handling, too, surprisingly. I felt more in control of the bike, somehow.
Another trickcoonass
Jul 14, 2002 12:48 PM
is to adjust the seat alignment so that it is slightly off-center from the top-tube (~5°). If your bod hangs left, then aim the saddle slightly to the right of the seat tube, and vice-versa..(your bod will have a little more room and not be squeezed against the seat)