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1Leg pains..... Empty Leg pains..... on Wed 13 Oct 2010, 06:17

Jackit99

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Anyone had that problem that one leg does all the work cycling?
mine has got really bad recently especially after hilly Iow today,
I've tried getting the weaker leg to do more pedaling but just hurts too much sometimes
any ideas how to build the weak leg up as its got much worse suddenly
I'm fairly sure bike is set up right along with shoes and cleats now
Any ideas people?
Thanks in advance for any pointers







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2Leg pains..... Empty Re: Leg pains..... on Wed 13 Oct 2010, 06:39

JonG

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I have one leg marginally longer than the other, that can cause the shorter, weaker leg to ache. It's not noticable unless I've been on a very long jaunt or my saddle has slid backwards in the clamp slightly. I always put aches and pains down to set-up, and new ones down to things moving or not having been tightened up enough.

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3Leg pains..... Empty Re: Leg pains..... on Thu 14 Oct 2010, 23:38

Paul Martin

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I agree with Jon. The classic one is the seatpost slowly sliding into the frame. It's worth writing down your optimum centre-of-crank to saddle measurement and keeping an eye on it. If you think it is moving put a small bit of tape on the seatpost and see if it gets wrinkled.


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4Leg pains..... Empty Re: Leg pains..... on Sat 23 Oct 2010, 05:23

Jackit99

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Thanks Alot-sorted for now cheers guys
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5Leg pains..... Empty Re: Leg pains..... on Tue 02 Nov 2010, 12:00

trigwill

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Very Happy Jack try....

http://www.bikeradar.com/fitness/article/technique-how-to-set-up-your-bike-16694

it has some good tips and explains symptoms of poor setup Very Happy


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