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What makes the bicycles in Amsterdam suitable for riding with jeans on?

What makes the bicycles in Amsterdam suitable for riding with jeans on? The Dutch are known to wear regular clothes while cycling rather than cycling specific clothing. In cycling forums, people ...
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How to adjust cleats to lower pain in the right foot's last two toes

I'm getting started on road cycling, rode a few times with Shimano R540 SPD-SL pedals and compatible shoes, using the maximum float setting since I'm still getting comfortable with the system. I've ...
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Good fit vs. Best fit - Lower end of the fit range (Difference of 1 cm). Is it OK? or can this tiny difference still cause pains?

I want to buy a second hand Trek Cronus (Gary Fischer Collection) bike (50cms) for my wife. I am getting a good deal on it. My wife's height is 156cms. As per the Trek Sizing chart, the range of rider ...
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Adjusting bike fitting to cope with FAI (hip deformity)

After many years in the saddle (as a casual rider only) I am currently unable to ride to due a problem with my hips. I just got the X-rays back and it seems I have a "pincer" deformity on both hips ...
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What's causing my thumb tremor after riding?

After asking this beginner's question, I took people's advice and started test driving bicycles. I rode for about twenty minutes, so not too long. About fifteen minutes later, I found that my right ...
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Can tricep pain be cause by having a smaller bike frame?

Some context, my boyfriend bought a used carbon frame bike because it was a good deal, I feel like recent tricep soreness is caused by his biking on a bike that is too small for him or wrongly ...
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What could be the cause of phantom pain?

I am new to cycling, after doing my usual route, the next few days I feel like a phantom pain in my calves and thighs if I do not use them (like running or cycling). Could anybody shed some light on ...
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Beginner always sliding forward on seat

I'm 250 lbs and have been riding for about three months now to lose weight. During my rides I always feel like I am sliding forward on my seat. Because of this I never feel like I'm sitting on my seat ...
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Hip pain out of the saddle

I am getting hip pain (both sides) when climbing hills out of the saddle. I am conscious to not choose too higher gear to get my cadence right but I end up back in the saddle spinning as they get so ...
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Why do my knees hurt when I use a trainer?

Whenever I use my CycleOps magnetic trainer (like the one pictured below) my knees always end up hurting. I don't have this problem when riding out on the road. My cadence is the same for the most ...
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How tiring is riding the bullhorns?

I was wondering if anyone here who is riding with bullhorn handlebars could share how tiring it is to ride, say, 50 km? I am thinking of setting up them to my road bike, mainly because, you know, it ...
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Dull pain in knees

I recently bought my first road bike, a secondhand 2014 Specialized Allez. I've so far cycled roughly 250km over the last 4 weeks. I'm 195cm, 87kg. The frame is a 58cm. I'm struggling to determine ...
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Pain in right leg, related to asymmetric leg position?

I've been cycling two years now and have only just noticed mainly from using my new turbo trainer that when I'm pedalling my left leg is about 1" or so from the top tube whilst pedalling but my right ...
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Did I choose the wrong size bike?

I don't know much about bicycles, and I have relatively little experience with them. I bike for fun, or to get around the city, not for sport. Recently I bought a BTWIN Rockrider 340 mountain bike, ...
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Why are my wrists the first part of my body to start aching during a long ride?

Most riders seem to say it's their groin, neck or lower back that starts hurting first after a decent distance has been ridden. For me it is my wrists. I have no history of wrist pain (strains, ...
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Butt pain during riding

I am an recreational cyclists and I like training, but on my last training ride I developed pain in my right buttock, I also got a bit of swelling, the area is on the back of the thigh just under my ...
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Foot pain with cleated shoes

I have cleated shoes. My feet do a lot of work floor miles and get I pain in ball of my foot. I feel like the cleat is pushing on the ball of my foot. I was considering changing the shoe liner; ...
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Symptoms of handlebars that are too narrow? Triceps pain?

Recently I went down from 42cm handlebars to 40cm ones, but I've been getting really tight/sore triceps whilst on the bike. I've read that usually the symptom of running bars that are too narrow is ...
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Alleviating pressure from coccyx with padded shorts

I recently started biking again after 5 years. However, I had endured unusual coccyx pain when I had a longer than usual ride (~11 miles). I even had my skin chafed/torn where the tailbone meets the ...
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Does cycling make one's knees stronger?

I'm wondering if riding hard strengthens the knee or causes degradation? I exercise regularly and am in solid physical condition. When strength training off of the bike, I do a lot of leg work ...
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brief pain and swelling in hips during intense movement [closed]

Description: A brief painful, hot sensation, and swelling in hips. I can refer this as "overheat" as it will disappear if I rest my leg for few seconds, or very slow pedaling. When it disappear, it ...
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Inner elbow/bicep tendon pain from drop bars?

I've just recently bought a new bike with drop bars for my daily commute. It's great fun and actual feels quite comfortable after following a few fitment videos and guides online. The bike is a ...
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Forearm pain during and after cycling

I've been riding for a couple weeks after years of not sitting on bike in order to strengthen my health. I've been commuting to my work and school (12km/7.45 miles from my home) about three days a ...
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Differential foot stress?

I'm having some pain issues (won't get specific, I know not to let the Internet diagnose me) in one foot but not the other. What kinds of motions on a bike stress one foot more than the other? So far ...
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Pain on pinky toe joint from cleat setup?

I recently got SPD cleats for my road bike and have watched a number of videos and read articles on how to set them up as best as I can. I seem to have them set where I can comfortably pedal with the ...
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Pain in the toes while cycling using clipless shoes

I am not sure why I get a pain in my toes. After some 75 km of cycling, I don't find it right. The blood starts to clot in the tip of the toes. After I lift my legs while lying down, it gets alright. ...
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Back pain when cycling up hills

There are lots of questions here about back-pain, but generally about cycling in general and cycling on flat surfaces. I am after more practical tips on avoiding back pain when cycling up hills - with ...
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Recovery after long ride

I biked the longest I have in my life; my previous record was one 12 mile ride, but today I went ~36 miles on my MTB. Should there be any steps I take to recover myself? Also what things should I ...
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Neck pain after BG Bike Fit?

I did the smart thing and went in for a bike fit 3 weeks ago. I had some serious pain in my hands which has since been essentially resolved. Now, in the drops and at the hoods, I get pretty wretched ...
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Pain on the 5th Metatarcel and Cuboid

I have got a new set of clipless pedals and shoes. Hardly used it for some 15 rides. Whenever I use it I feel a pain on my left foot's 5th Metatarcel and Cuboid bones. There is no pain whatsoever on ...
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Pain in my front shoulder muscle - suggestions? (Hybrid cycle)

I ride a hybrid cycle to/from work each day (10 km / 6 US miles each way). The handle bars are flat, and I ride with my thumbs gripped around the handle and 2 fingers close to or over the brakes (I ...
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How to prevent wrist pain on road bikes?

When I started bike-commuting with my road bike I developed chronic pain in my wrists. It probably took a year to go away, and now I have been free of complaints for several years. My wife just ...
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Knee Pain and Injury

I ride a road bike, mainly on flat terrain. About two years ago following a 100k ride I had major pain in the front of my knees, just above the patella. The pain did not subside, was present during ...
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Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness

I've recently switched from a hybrid with straight bars to a touring bike with conventional drop bars. My commute is just over 5km, and my palms have been getting very sore just below my thumb. My ...
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Pain in left hand

I'm a relatively new cyclist (started about 4 months ago). Lately, I've noticed that I have numbness and tension/pain in my left hand (but not my right one) throughout my ride. Every 15-20 minutes ...
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ergonomically sound seat types or features?

Are there seat types or seat features that are ergonomically better for certain kinds of ailments such as lower back pain, knee pain, etc.? For example, perhaps cushioned seats might be better for ...
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Shoulder and left flank pain

I ride a road bike and I have been fitted by me, this is because where I live there are no professional fitters. I prefer ridding on the hoods, but since I changed my fitting this year and moving the ...
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Pain in the lower back and neck during cycling

I am new to cycling (road biking). When I bend my back to hold the handlebar and maintain a low position, to avoid head winds, I feel a pain in the lower back and neck. Is this normal? Do we get ...
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Painful Feet: Might be related to pedal-foot positioning

Sometimes when I set out on a ride I will get the absolute worst foot pain. It is like a cramp in my arches on both feet. I am wondering where exactly the center of the pedal should fall in relation ...