Bicycle seat positioning

Knees hurting? Perhaps you need to adjust you saddle position.

Seat too high – or too low. Multiply your inside leg measurement in cms by .885 to get correct centre of b/b to top of saddle distance. Also important is saddle set-back. Roughly speaking, the big bone on the side of the knee should be level with the front pedal axle, when the cranks are horizontal. You might also look at using longer cranks, as this will give you more leverage, making the gear easier to pull. There’s a fashion for 165s, but someone with inside leg over 73c should probably be riding 170 at least. My inside is 88 and I have always ridden 175s, except on the track, where there isn’t the same constant stop-start that you have doing messenger work

Taken from knee problems.

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