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  1. #1
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    Question help with cycling health-related issue

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    So, I've been cycling for almost 50 years, and have NEVER run into a problem like this. I ride about 15 miles/day, and have a road bike with a slightly padded seat (1980's era Miyata). I've had this bike since 1981, and used to ride centuries, tours, etc. - spent LOTS more time on the bike in the past. Every time I ride now, I end up with painful pimples in a region of my body where it makes it VERY uncomfortable to sit on the seat. To put it indelicately, my crotch area. Eek! I've talked to medical people who shrug their shoulders and tell me to quit riding. Not happening. I've tried different shorts, different laundry soap, slathering vaseline and antibiotic creams on the affected parts, and thorough cleansing to prevent this. I haven't tried a new seat. These things go away in a few days, but reappear after the first time back in the saddle. Anyone experience anything like this before and have any advice? Thanks.

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    The "Read me first" of saddle issues

    https://paniaguaracing.wordpress.com...-damon-rinard/
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

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    Smile Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420 View Post
    The "Read me first" of saddle issues

    https://paniaguaracing.wordpress.com...-damon-rinard/
    That's a very informative article. Thanks for passing it along, Trek420! I'll see if I can find one that fits the bill without buying several to test.

  4. #4
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    My favorite shop keeps a "lending library" of saddles. They will fit you as best they can but you still have options. Try a saddle, if it's not "love at first sit" bring it back and try another one until you find the right saddle..
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

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    This is a great article but the figures don't show for me in chrome or edge. Just wondering if there is a way to view to pix? thanks
    "If I weren't the maid, I'd fire me."

  6. #6
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    Interesting. I'm on Safari and Mozila, both on Mac & iThings, iPad & iPhone and it works.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

 

 

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