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post #12 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 01:05 AM
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oldgreybull, this this experiment. Take some scrap foam cut in the shape of a wedge, and place it on the seat so you are sitting a little more upright, possibly even slightly forward. Go for a test ride. Try some different angles, so you get some different positions to try. This will change the angle of your shoulder, and the relation of how high your shoulders are from the bars. See if this alleviates the pain. Most people want to change and adjust their handle bars when often times it is the seating position that is wrong. All this experiment is going to cost you is a couple of bucks for some foam, and I'd be highly surprised if you can't notice some improvement. My shoulders used to get sore before I modified my seat. Now they don't get sore at all. Believe me it works!
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