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Vally_T

Member since May 2020 • Last active Dec 2020
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Got into cycling during Covid and loving it!

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    Hey thanks so much for the tips. I think I’ve honestly tried all the different variations... The most obvious issue is that I don’t feel fully comfortable to put my weight on the saddle properly so I end up either pushing myself up off the pedals too much or putting too much weight on my upper body - making my knees, arms and wrists hurt. Then with longer rides I find myself constantly moving back and forth on the saddle - especially when I want to put more power into it I end up pushing myself backwards to the extend that half my bum isn’t the saddle. Probably sounds really odd.
    The guy at the shop said that if the frame is too big everything else will be too including the cranks hence my difficulty pushing on...
    When I stand with the top tube between my legs it feels like the perfect height though sits just a couple of cm from touching.

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    Ah thanks for the advice! My bars and stem dont feel too long but I might measure everything and see. I wonder if other people have been faced with similar issues w Genesis bikes?🤔

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    I am 5ft5 and bought a Genesis Croix de Fer size S which at the time felt right but I've never been fully comfortable on it. According to the chap at my local cycle shop the bike is too big but I'm seeing different size guides online and can't quite figure out if he's right or if it could be something else... (somebody else said it was the saddle, but I tried a couple of different ones and it didn't help)
    Any ideas on how to decipher this? Would hate to have to sell it, such a good bike.
    Thanks!!

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    Got you. Thanks!

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    Will definitely take it to my local shop. Thanks all!
    Any more flags or recommends welcome...
    Will be heartbroken if I've written off the frame :(

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    Thanks tho! Not a bad shout to check Merlin out...

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    Hmmm.. My frame says 1992 and Genesis customer service confirmed that was right...

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