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09 November, 2012 03:44PM
Difficult to make any real comment without seeing you and the bike but can I ask if you get any aching in your arms and a any pain across your shoulders and neck?

I ask the questions above to try and work out if your problems are just with your hands and maybe could be alleviated by different grips or gloves or whether your ride position is such that you are taking a bigger proportion of your weight on your hands. If you are leaning too far forward than is comfortable for you then one indicator is the crick in the neck because you have to tilt your head up to see where you are going leaving. This unnatural head position gives you the pain in the neck and shoulders. You will also be taking more weight on your arms ans this can lead to aching arm muscles.

There is a bit more to getting comfortable on a bike than looking at height and leg length and then matching you to a frame size. Its made harder by the way in which manufacturers play with frame geometry in the name of styling! Its also the case that what is best for one person might not be the best for another. All is not lost but when we know what the extent of the problem is then we can offer some thoughts on how to sort it.
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bought the wrong bike?confused smiley

stevep 09 November, 2012 03:17PM

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DocB 09 November, 2012 03:44PM

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stevep 09 November, 2012 04:21PM

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siwatts 09 November, 2012 06:51PM

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