Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:05 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:55 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8184
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
Welcome aboard shipmate!

Before you rush out and buy some crap retro manitous.Have you tried the other methods?

These things do work for some people and will help with numb hands.

firstly raise your bars slightly or try a bar with a different sweep or rise
Play around with grips its not always the fatter ones that work for some
but most important is to wear a good pair of mits. theyre not made to make you look like an old shaved roady but are designed to protect your palms and wrists from soarness by protecting the nerves which is usualy the cause of hand pain

Hope this helps a little. Al. the old sensible chap in cornwall.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:05 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:12 pm
Posts: 107
Location: North Notts
Cheers Al

I'm comfortable on the bike set up wise I've got a higher stem and good grips (see pic on riders bike 8) ) - it's just the vibration from the rough tracks I ride - last thing to try I suppose is -as you suggest some better padded gloves
Watch this space!! Any recommendations on the glove front???


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:14 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8184
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
Hi Dave, Buying anything like gloves,shoes,shorts etc is a very personal
choice but saying that i love the feel of pearl izumi mits with lycra.

Cheers, Al


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:27 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
how about a flexstem :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:25 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:12 pm
Posts: 5785
Hi Dave O! Welcome to the site. I used to sell GT's in 1994 and Rockshox were a manufacturers option - someone here is selling some Mag21's which wouldbe ideal. They won't affect your geometry and (so long as they work properly) will IMO resolve your problem. I'm a front suspension fan though!

Kev


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:39 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:12 pm
Posts: 107
Location: North Notts
Thanks Kev - seen them - looks like they would do the trick if they fit...

Makes me feel better that they were an option when new :D :D

Do you remember the Borrego from when u sold them? - I've never seen another one since I bought mine....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: chrisv40, DynaCol, jimo746, k-rod, nbcord, Tc, Yahoo [Bot], yakboy, youngsspeed and 69 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group