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I feel all tingly down there...(11 posts)

I feel all tingly down there...pdub99
Apr 8, 2003 12:54 PM
Hey, wondering if some people might have some suggestions. I've been riding for a number of years without much problem. Had my current bike (trek 5200) for a couple of years, same saddle the whole time (Selle Itallia Trans Am max). The last few times I've ridden my bike though, after about 20 or 30 minutes, my crotch starts to go all wonky. Never had that happen before, and to be honest "No sir, I didn't like that. Didn't like that one bit".
Any ideas WTF is happening?
Have you recently borrowed one of J's Cinelli girls? (nm)LactateIntolerant
Apr 8, 2003 1:03 PM
ain't it the truth!!! nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 9, 2003 5:32 AM
Have you changed bar height?Dave Hickey
Apr 8, 2003 1:30 PM
Lower bars will put more pressure on your privates.
Have you changed bar height?pdub99
Apr 8, 2003 1:40 PM
No, but I did get a new seatpost towards the end of last year, so the seat hight or angle might have changed a bit.
Have you changed bar height?bicyclerepairman
Apr 8, 2003 2:50 PM
I'd say that the p***s enlargement program you're using must be working!
re: I feel all tingly down there...ridingthegyro
Apr 8, 2003 2:31 PM
try rotating the seat 5 degrees to the left or right, whichever side is comfortable, to get some pressure off the crotch
re: I feel all tingly down there...pdub99
Apr 8, 2003 3:03 PM
Would changing the angle of the seat help? It doesn't seem to be rubbing on the left or right that I can tell (although I'll try that as well). Moving forward / back?
I've gone from being able to ride for 7 hours no problem to having my b**ls go wonky in 20 minutes.
re: I feel all tingly down there...High Gear
Apr 8, 2003 5:42 PM
Make sure the saddle is set flat. Use a 3'carpenters level. Also make sure you didn't reset your your saddle hight too high when you made the change last season. You may also want to look at the saddle setback. You could have set it back too far causing you to reach for the pedals, it could have slid back on ya too. You really have to crank on some seatpost hold down bolts to keep the saddle put. Let us know what you find.
re: I feel all tingly down there...ridingthegyro
Apr 8, 2003 3:10 PM
try rotating the seat 5 degrees to the left or right, whichever side is comfortable, to get some pressure off the crotch
re: I feel all tingly down there...wielerpret
Apr 11, 2003 4:12 AM
As part of the discussions about components, I contributed a little piece about saddles and position under the 'numbness' topic. ('Many saddles fine...')You might find it consoling... Before changing your seatpost its best always to measure your position to the millimeter.
By the way, moving your saddle left or right sounds rather absurd to me. Never saw it either this side of the pond.
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