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Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« on: December 21, 2020, 09:22:13 pm »
About six weeks ago I twisted my knee, been off since, weather n stuff plus the injury was pretty sore. Waking up.at night and thinking I may have permanent damage. Funny thing, a gentle 3 hours of riding Fixed on Sunday has improved things a great deal

Re: Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 09:32:04 pm »
My questions would be about what was different? Shoes, pedals, crank length, seat height, saddle set back etc . Add to that, what gears were you riding in each scenario?

Re: Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2020, 09:38:13 pm »
I injured the knee lifting a heavy box. It wasn't getting any better until I took the exercise, and riding fixed seems a rather unusual cure.

Re: Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2020, 09:51:45 pm »
I injured the knee lifting a heavy box. It wasn't getting any better until I took the exercise, and riding fixed seems a rather unusual cure.

Mobility is encouraged in many medical scenarios.

Re: Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2020, 08:33:10 am »
Riding a geared bike would have cured it too?

citoyen

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Re: Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2020, 11:21:45 am »
Mobility is encouraged in many medical scenarios.

Indeed. My physio prescribed some resistance exercises to fix my dodgy knee. I can see how riding fixed would have a similar effect - as long as you don't overdo it.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2020, 01:04:57 pm »
It’s because riding fixed is awesome.  :thumbsup:

Re: Riding Fixed Cures Knee
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2020, 01:57:44 pm »
It’s because riding fixed is awesome.  :thumbsup:
Until your calf cramps whilst riding down hill and fighting to make a train. c.f. one of the ACF Christmas Ashdown Forest rides circa 2007. I ended up on a later train than everyone else to get home from East Grinstead.