Something fishy with my riding position

Finnjävel

Senior Member
Location
Finland
On today's ride I noticed that my riding position is asymmetric. My right knee almost brushes the top tube, but the left one leaves about three inches of gap.
Now, that can't be good. What can I do to fix it?
My left hip is very stiff, could that be related to this somehow?
 

amaferanga

Veteran
Location
Bolton
If it doesn't cause any pain or discomfort then I wouldn't try to change it.
 

deptfordmarmoset

Full time tea drinker
Location
Armonmy Way
I had a similar thing and thought it was due to a minor injury or tightness from a fall. I later got measured up for a new bike and learned that one of my legs was shorter than the other. I was advised to keep the saddle a little lower, adjusted for the shorter leg. Although my legs are still not perfectly aligned, I'm no longer polishing the left side of my top tube. It could be worth trying that -it's a very minor adjustment.
 
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Finnjävel

Finnjävel

Senior Member
Location
Finland
Thanks for the replies.

Yes, my seat is straight and I use clipless pedals (spd). My left hip has a tendency to develop mobility problems and I am currently suffering from them. I was thinking that maybe this riding position is making it worse, or maybe it's just an effect of poor mobility.

I'm going to try to raise/lower the seat, but should I also try to adjust the cleat or something?
 

deptfordmarmoset

Full time tea drinker
Location
Armonmy Way
Thanks for the replies.

Yes, my seat is straight and I use clipless pedals (spd). My left hip has a tendency to develop mobility problems and I am currently suffering from them. I was thinking that maybe this riding position is making it worse, or maybe it's just an effect of poor mobility.

I'm going to try to raise/lower the seat, but should I also try to adjust the cleat or something?
I'd try one thing at a time.
 
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