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SIGLED's Photo SIGLED Posts: 461
5/10/10 12:23 P

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The adjustments she's made seem to be working for her.

Thanks for asking.

I don't ride the bike to lose weight, but I lose weight to ride the bike!

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5/7/10 1:54 P

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Did you find out if she did the adjustments, and if they worked for her?

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4/22/10 9:21 A

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Thanks everyone for some great answers and responses to the Tail Bone Pain.

I've let my sister-in-law know and am waiting to hear the results. She was also for grateful for your advice given. And is willing to try the adjustments emoticon

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4/20/10 9:23 P

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Hi
I also have a Schwinn hybrid bike and when I first got it my seat was too low which caused my tail bone pain. Since I raised the seat my tail bone is much happier.

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4/19/10 9:02 P

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Yep

Angle of the saddle, saddle height, back too far, top tube too long.....
If you choose to adjust yourself:
- Saddle should be level
- Saddle height, leg barely bent at the bottom of the pedal stroke, (too high and the hips will rock side to side
- Those huge cushy saddles might look comfy but they set your hips at a bad angle
- I suggest that you set the mid way on it's front/back adjustment to start
- Top tube/stem length ought to be where your view of the front hub is blocked when you are in the drops. Too long will extend you out too far..
Tweak it to fit the rider after that.

Keep us posted


Edited by: PERRYR at: 4/19/2010 (21:03)
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4/19/10 2:35 P

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Yup, sounds like the seat to me, too. Perhaps she isn't sitting properly, or the seat doesn't fit her seat.

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It sounds like she might not be properly positioned on the bike. She should take the bike to her local bike shop and have them check the height of the seat, the position of the handle bars, etc.

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4/19/10 12:19 P

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I have a sister-in-law who rides a Schwinn Hybrid bike in the community. The last two seasons she has experienced tail-bone pain while riding. Nothing else hurts: legs, etc. Just the tail bone.

Has anyone had a similar experience? And what did you do to remedy the situation?

Thanks for your help.

I don't ride the bike to lose weight, but I lose weight to ride the bike!

To GOD be the Glory!



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