Hi folks, I got a new 'proper' bike 3 weeks ago and naturally I've been doing a lot of cycling since then. Most of the aches and pains you'd expect for a beginner have disappeared, but I've still got a slight problem with pains in my hands. More precisely I've got a slight twinge at the base of my thumbs & I'd like to know if it's due to my posture or incorrectly placed handlebars. I've looked around and can't find anything on how to correctly place my hands on the handlebars. My bars are the straight type and I tend to ride with my thumbs along the back of the handlebars and my other fingers resting on the brakes. So can anybody give me any pointers? Cheers.