Really odd "I've got this mate" question.....

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Raging Squirrel, 9 Aug 2012.

  1. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West
    Right, this is one of them "I've got a mate" questions......but this really is a genuine question a mate in work has asked me today.

    He started cycling a few weeks before me. He's pretty fit and healthy, but has told me about this odd problem he's having. My initial thinking was given, and he's said it's a possibility but didn't know where to go or who to ask, so I said I'd ask on here.

    Basically, he does a 6 mile route on a road bike with a normal seat which he says puts pressure on his grundle (the definition of grundle, just incase anyone doesn't know is

    grundle (plural grundles)
    1. (US, slang) The area between anus and scrotum in a male)

    When he's finished, he says it feels like he can't walk properly, and feels like he needs a wee. His groin area is extremely sensitive, but his dingaling doesn't change in size....but gets what he could only describe as a pre hard on feeling. Then after a few minutes, all these feelings disappear and then he's fine.

    I suggested that maybe, seeing as the seat presses against his grundle, maybe his prostate is getting some kind of a massage and this is causeing these feelings. Has anyone got any ideas at all on this?
  2. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    I think its basically a prostate massage from the thinner part of the saddle, never happened with my old squidgy saddle, but it does very occasionally if ive moved around on the harder saddle that came with the bike.:cuppa: I did try to look it up a while back, but just found a load of random articles about whether cycling causes prostate cancer or not. I hadnt thought of asking about it on behalf of my mate though ;) :tongue:
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  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Recommend changing the saddle. Possibly a flatter one, less padding
  4. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Or one with a cut out middle section.
  5. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Über Member

    stockton on tees
    could it be that the tilt of the saddle is to high, (nose up to much)
  6. OP
    Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West
    haha, no honestly it is a mate in work. I have a comfy-ish boardman seat, he's got a hard looking carrera seat :tongue:
  7. OP
    Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West

    that's a possibility, I'll have a look if he comes into work on it tomorrow.
  8. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    Beat me to it, check saddle height,setback and tilt.

  9. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    Facetious comment: if he's getting a semi-on while cycling, more power to him!

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  10. Biglad82

    Biglad82 Active Member

    Sitting to far forward on saddle? As mentioned wrong angle.. ? Lol mates. The least you could have done is grease a finger up with chain lube and rub it better for him :whistle:
  11. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Nr Cambridge
    If you, sorry your friend, cycles more than 6 miles then things could become very embarrassing for him.
  12. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Padded cycle shorts/bibs will reduce pain in this area.
  13. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
  14. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    "Did you come on your bike?"
    "Yes, it's this damn saddle that does it!"
  15. lejogger

    lejogger Über Member

    Your mate doesn't row for the USA does he? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344580976.145700.jpg
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