Pins nd Needles

Mikethebike1

New Member
Hi.
Don't know why but most times when I go out on my bike after an hour or so I get pins and needles in my hands. Predominantly in my left hand first.
I've tried padded gloves, seat height saddle position and handle bars but nothing seems to cure it.
Any suggestions gratefully accepted.

Thanks
 
Location
Loch side.
Most of us experience that at one time or another. Straight handlebars with their limited positions cause more P&Ns for me than drops. Padded gloves won't help, don't look for respite there. If you don't already have bar-ends, try some and, try some of these newish grips with flat padded wings and install them so that your arm and thumb is in line in your most oft-used position. It never goes away but it can be managed.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
What sort of bike is it? Are the bars the correct width for you? Is the bike the correct size?

Google cyclist palsy / ulnar nerve cycling for more tips
 

sight-pin

Über Member
Location
Floating about
It could be your seat is to far forward as i had the same problem, moving my seat back was the cure. To much weight on the hands i think. I'm sure someone here with more exp will explain it better than me though
 

Levo-Lon

Guru
Could be age related too with the ulna nerve 'cant think of the name atm' but it runs through you hands and gives pins and needles numbness etc, lots of people have surgery to fix it.
hopefully not this tho
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Could be age related too with the ulna nerve 'cant think of the name atm' but it runs through you hands and gives pins and needles numbness etc, lots of people have surgery to fix it.
hopefully not this tho
Carpal tunnel syndrome

OP do you only have issues cycling?
 
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Mikethebike1

New Member
What sort of bike is it? Are the bars the correct width for you? Is the bike the correct size?

Google cyclist palsy / ulnar nerve cycling for more tips
I have 2 road bikes. Summer and winter. summer bike is a focus and winter bike is a specialised. I have problem on both.
soon as I take hands off handlebars for a minute problem goes
 
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Mikethebike1

New Member
It could be your seat is to far forward as i had the same problem, moving my seat back was the cure. To much weight on the hands i think. I'm sure someone here with more exp will explain it better than me though
I have moved seat backwards and forwards. doesn't seem to matter. As with most things life throws at you. I just grin and bear it
 

vickster

Legendary Member
I'd try some gel gloves. The specialized bg gel are good. Also thicker tape like a lizard skin 3.2 or specialized phat
 

ayceejay

Guru
Location
Rural Quebec
Before you dash off for emergency surgery check hand placement and elbow bend. If your elbows are slightly bent this will absorb some of the shock from the road also make sure that you are resting on the fat part of your hand and that you are not gripping too tightly, change your hand position and make sure that your gloves and clothing are not restricting circulation.
 

nickyboy

Norven Mankey
It could be your seat is to far forward as i had the same problem, moving my seat back was the cure. To much weight on the hands i think. I'm sure someone here with more exp will explain it better than me though
I'm interested in this idea as I start to get numbness in the hands after about a couple of hours riding. On a long ride last summer it developed into full ulna nerve palsy and one finger didn't fully recover for about a month.

I'll have a play around with moving the saddle but would moving it back put more pressure on the hands as you become more horizontal?
 
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