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Quick knee pain help?(4 posts)

Quick knee pain help?DSR
Mar 7, 2003 9:03 AM
Want to see if anyone has some quick advice that may help out my left knee on my commute home! First, a quick background.

I picked up a used road bike a month or so ago. (I'm an mtb-er.) General fit was good. In the first week or two, I probably pushed myself too much commuting and riding at lunch. Ramped up from winter mtb-ing to 125 miles/week of road. My left knee starting hurting in the front. I figured I jumped in to fast (plus we got a bunch of snow), so I took about 2 weeks off.

This morning I jumped back on to commute into work. Really took it easy, just spinning. About 5-7 miles into it, same thing. General knee pain on the front side on the downstroke. When I stopped pedaling, it stopped hurting. No problem whatsoever with the right knee.

I'm going to lower my seatpost a tad more since I know that front knee pain is often from the seat being too high. Should I also adjust my seat back a bit? I don't know the general rule of thumb for the seat.

Thoughts? Thanks. S
Maybe the opposite...Spunout
Mar 7, 2003 9:06 AM
Pain in front from seat too low. Ugh. Better consult a specialist, IMHO!
Thanks. Good resource...DSR
Mar 7, 2003 9:20 AM
Yikes. I was way off! I think it's my seat being too forward. I'll give that a whirl. If the fit is good, I may have to make the dreaded trip to the doc. Couple of friends of mine just had knee surgery. That would be bad! Thanks again for the info. S
Maybe the opposite...Vikingbiker7
Mar 7, 2003 11:18 AM
do one legged leg extensions light weight to start.