[CR]was knee pain -- now shoulder pain

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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 22:36:51 +0200
From: "Amir Avitzur" <avitzur@013.net>
To: Classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]was knee pain -- now shoulder pain

Sorry for being a bit off topic, but ---

I've been riding my bike (a 70's Bertin) a lot lately . On my last long ride (250 km) I started with a sore shoulder and came back with shoulder pain. I never had this problem before, most of my bicycle related pain was either in the knees or lower neck.

This particular pain is a low intensity dull pain on the right side only. Originally I thought it was carpal tunnel syndrome due to a low table and poor posture opposite the computer at work. The pain is there when I work but it's worst when riding a drop bar bike.

I built up a mid-30's Malvern Two Star with North Road bars to see if the pain is still there in an upright riding position. But the frame is bent and hellish to ride so I had to try something else, like a mountain bike. When upright, the pain is much less noticeable, but the ride is no fun.

So my questions are:

Who do you go to with this kind of problem? (my orthopedist prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs ... which had no effect).

Has anyone had this problem?

Can anyone recommend detailed frame fit info? (In case it is bike related and fixable).

Amir Avitzur Ramat-Gan, Israel

BTW: The Two Star has bent Top and Down tubes. Even the head tube took a hit.
       That Head Tube has "seats" for a "floating" headset.
       Floating headsets are great when the top and bottom of the head tube don't align exactly.
       The races align themselves to each other and work great. Nice design!