Saddle height and sore hamstrings… This post covered a minor saddle height issue that turned out to be a double issue (see “The Cleats” post below).
Saddle Sore No More Parts One, Two and Three: These three posts cover upgrading the saddle that came with my road bike to a new Specialized Romin. The saddle that came with the bike seemed to be quite nice, it was padded, and felt great but as I ramped up my miles I developed a hot spot on my right sit bone. Well, I got a lesson in saddle technology and fitting – that’s right, my new saddle is sized to my butt and the position that I ride in. The first post covers the diagnosis of the pain and the fitting process – I go into great depth. The next two were simple updates.
It’s the bike maintenance time of year… Topics covered: Carbon bike/aluminum seat post, cleaning the chain, cassette and chain rings (very briefly), cleaning the melon cover (helmet), proper tire inflation and a few other fun topics.
What a difference a millimeter makes… The cleats This post examines how a millimeter or two off in the cleats can effect the ankle angle which, for me, translated into an exceptionally sore and tight hamstring. Also explored is the reason behind why I waited so long to correct the issue.
A Noob’s Guide to Cycling Shorts… Are $150 Shorts Worth It? You bet your butt they are.
Crazy, Odd, Obscure Maintenance Tip: Do you have an odd “whish, whish, whish” sound emanating from the back of your bike? This could be the tip for you
Road Bike Maintenance Day – Lube and tire direction, avoid my mistake…
A New Way to Clean A Chain and the Drivetrain: Remove the chain completely…
‘Tis The Season To Clean Your Chain, Derailleurs, Cassette, Chain Rings… A simple post on cleaning the drivetrain: How clean is clean?
A Noob’s Guide to Cleaning the Tough Stuff on a Road Bike… Quill Stem, Seat Post, Brake Cables, Brake Pads, Cassette and the Frame.
Tinkering on the Road Bike Pays Off: Just a short run-down on some of the things I tinkered with on my 5200…
Does your bike make a clunking sound when you pedal? Read this… It might help.
What Pains Me About Cycling: Saddle Height This is the first post in a series and covers saddle height.
What Pains Me About Cycling: Saddle Position, Fore/Aft Location This post discusses the proper location of the saddle.
I. Saddle Position-Fore/Aft, an Experiment: I moved my saddle back and nosed it up (men only, women nose down) to see what happens.
II. Saddle Location Experiment Pt. 2: A little more tinkering and the results
III. Saddle Location Experiment Pt. 3: SUCESS!
What Pains Me About Cycling: The Saddle This post details problems related to the saddle
What Pains Me About Cycling: The Cleats This post looks at cleat position and differences in shoes.
What Pains Me About Cycling: Bars, Hoods and Stem: This post examines possible cockpit issues.
What Pains Me About Cycling: The Shoes Differences in shoes is examined
An Amazingly Simple Bike Fix… This is a link from a blog-friend of mine whose bike developed a shifting problem. It details my shop owner’s main philosophy on owning a bike: Tinker with it and see if you can fix it. You can’t mess it up so bad that we can’t. Also, in a nutshell, this post is why I write in the first place.