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Old August 2nd 03, 03:40 PM
Chris Smith
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HI,
Just an FYI to thank all the people for the input on the pudendal nerve
numbness I'd been experiencing. As the numbness and tingling was not getting
better I went to my Dr. and have been put on a course of Prednisone as well
as Vioxx and instructed to lay off riding for a couple weeks.

After researching set up etc. I found the bike shop had set my seat way too
high and my bars way too low, in my inexperience I didn't know the
difference. I did also get a Selle Italia prolink gel seat just as a
precaution, but I'm thinking the proper seat and bar adjustment would have
been sufficient.

CHris Smith


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Old August 2nd 03, 04:12 PM
Chris Smith
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HI Rick,
Yes, very valid concerns with steroid usage. Fortunately this is a 6 day
"pack" and not for chronic long term usage which can have devastating side
effects, which my father experienced for his rheumatoid arthritis.

Thanks for the input!
Chris


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Old August 2nd 03, 05:16 PM
Ryan Cousineau
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"Chris Smith" wrote:

HI,
Just an FYI to thank all the people for the input on the pudendal nerve
numbness I'd been experiencing. As the numbness and tingling was not getting
better I went to my Dr. and have been put on a course of Prednisone as well
as Vioxx and instructed to lay off riding for a couple weeks.

After researching set up etc. I found the bike shop had set my seat way too
high and my bars way too low, in my inexperience I didn't know the
difference. I did also get a Selle Italia prolink gel seat just as a
precaution, but I'm thinking the proper seat and bar adjustment would have
been sufficient.


Seats are an amazingly personal thing. I have dumped two different stock
seats from my bicycles (the latter a really nice factory Pinarello suede
seat) in exchange for this ridiculous Selle Italia Nitrox (vinyl cover
over plastic shell, small, flat, hard, and minimally padded) seat that I
keep getting for $15 from my local sports swap store. Why? the first two
seats caused numbness in any position. The Nitrox, in all its
small-and-unyielding glory, is comfortable enough that I don't even
bother with any other road saddle.

In other words, it was probably your fit, but it could be just your
saddle.

--
Ryan Cousineau, http://www.sfu.ca/~rcousine
President, Fabrizio Mazzoleni Fan Club
 




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