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Old 06-01-19, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CricketUSA View Post
Hi All!

So I fixed up my old 1987 Cannondale ST500 and it's now ready to ride.

Anyway I'm 53 and haven't been on a bike in 30 years... but I tried today and ouch does my derriere ever hurt!

How long does it take to get your butt used to riding again? It seems like my pelvic bones are feeling really bruised.

Wow, similar story. About a year ago, after thirty years of not riding I resurrected my old 1987 Cannondale SR500 Road bike, and started riding again at 59. I basically pumped up the tires, did some minor rear derailleur adjustments. lubed the chain and road!

Originally when I bought it new in 1987, I road the bike for a few years, then set it aside for thirty, so it was essentially a like new 31 year old bike. I've been riding it for a full year now, and replaced the tires, tubes, and put on a new chain, but that's it.

Yes, your butt will hurt at first, but that goes away. Just keep riding. I think it only took about two weeks for my butt to stop hurting, but I was riding almost every day.

Last edited by Pilot321; 06-01-19 at 05:34 PM.
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