Bike Fit, New Bike or Surgery
Thank you very much for my bike fit last friday, despite your
shoulder troubles. My hope from a bike fit was to reduce the
stress that my unstable wrists were under and hopefully negate
the need for surgery in the future The early results of the bike
fit have far surpassed any expectation and I only wish that I had
seen you some 5 years earlier. I have now been out on 3 separate
occasions since last friday. One long slog in the Pennines, an
hours full speed blast and a long easy spin. During and since
these outings I have not experienced any wrist, neck or shoulder
pains; all of which I would have normally experienced- up to
the day of the consultation.
Previous advice from a bike shop had led me to believe the frame
I have was too big for me and suggested I have my saddle in a
maximum fore position. This led to negative feelings about the
bike and a desire for a new frame. The fact that the bike handled
like a nervous stallion due to the weight distribution added to
the desire to buy a new frame. Now that the fit has been
perfected the bike handles like I imagine it was designed to do.
I no longer feel I am about to be thrown of on fast descents and
fast cornering now raises a smile rather than a grimace! The
position of the saddle now feels like I can transmit more force
throughout the bottom stroke of the crank. Already this has
improved my climbing on stable gradients. Still found the steep
stuff as painful! It actually feels like I have a new bike. Being
a physio and having read some literature on bike fit I thought I
would not of been so far out with my position but I suppose that
is good evidence that you can't fit yourself.
Thanks again for your time and I hope you are recovering well
from the surgery.