Uncomfortable Riding

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by lukasd2009, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. lukasd2009

    lukasd2009 New Member

    When riding for more than 5 min. It gets rather uncomfortable for a couple reasons. One being the seat is quite small, two I have to hunch over cause I put it on a mountain bike, and three the vibrations in my hands and the cramps from holding the throttle.
     

  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    lets see, bigger seat, pullbacks and gloves
     
  3. 1) Get a nice seat. I spent almost as much on my seat as I paid for the bike. 2) You can change out the bars for "cruiser" bars........ 3) I bought a nice set of Gel grips, the stock grips that came with my kit were hard as a rock.........
     
  4. Ozi

    Ozi Member

    What misteright1_99 said, some good recommendations indeed.

    I swapped my straight mb handlebars for higher bmx (cruiser type) bars and now I sit
    straight and no pressure leaning forward, much more comfortable.

    ozi
     
  5. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

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  6. jlebh1

    jlebh1 Member

    what does the lead do?
     
  7. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Mass absorbs vibration and distributes it throughout itself. The greater the unit mass/cubic measure, the more energy it takes to vibrate it. Lead is pretty dense. A flexible coupling between the mass accellerated (lead shot) and the accelerative frame (the handle bar tube), means more energy expended to get the shot moving.

    Every erg of vibratory energy absorbed in moving the bars is one less erg transmitted to your hands.

    In other words, it absorbs the vibrations.
     
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I also have a mountain bike
    I made some of the same as above mentioned changes slowly -- one at a time
    first that seat had to go -- actually it was changed out twice
    an extended goose neck -- brought my bars up to -- much better
    thinking about wrapping cloth handle bar tape over my hand grips

    I don't mind just a little discomfort for a short while because once changed

    feels so much better to ----------- ride that THING
     
  9. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Yeah MM, and a rack mounted 4 stroke don't hurt either. :devilish:
     
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's very true Happy V

    less vibration on those special zones -- you know what I mean
    as we get older we seem to think about that more

    when we were younger didn't think twice about

    vibrating THE HECK OUT OF EVERYTHING

    it's best when those THINGS are taken care of !!!
     
  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    take care of those THINGS !!!

    that's very true Happy V

    less vibration on those special zones -- you know what I mean
    as we get older we seem to think about that more

    when we were younger didn't think twice about

    vibrating THE HECK OUT OF EVERYTHING

    it's best when those THINGS are taken care of !!!
     
  12. I second this. I did this to MOOP ONE.

    You can go to a thrift store and get a 10 dollar kids BMX bike and it's amazing what you can salvage from it.
     
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