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Dead 'Gentleman Sausage'

Felipe2105Felipe2105 Posts: 68
edited March 2017 in Road general
Been on a few 40ish mile rides and I seem to get pins and needles and then sometimes a bit of a dead sausage haha. I have to stand up or have a proper shifty around so I know it hasn't dropped off!

Is it my position, the seat, or just something I'll get used to lol?

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  • Thick MikeThick Mike Posts: 357
    I get that if I sit down too long, so I stand up in the pedals every 20 minutes or so if it starts.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Try dropping the nose of the saddle slightly.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 13,098
    Symptoms of either wrong saddle type, size or most likely, position.
    Resolved using manual methods. If it persists seek professional help.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,563
    I get that on the turbo but not on bike rides. The difference is I NEVER stand up on the turbo but regularly stand up on the bike.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Try a saddle with a cut out or adjust position as above.

    If problem persists head to the doctor.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • grenwgrenw Posts: 786
    navrig2 wrote:
    I get that on the turbo but not on bike rides. The difference is I NEVER stand up on the turbo but regularly stand up on the bike.


    Exactly the same here. Happens after about half an hour on the turbo - 20 seconds or so of standing sorts it out. Same saddle as the bike I use on the road where it's never happened.
  • Websta24Websta24 Posts: 162
    I had this and tried several different saddles with cut outs etc but all still gave me the same issue with varying degree's of success. The solution i found is already listed above. Tilt the nose of the saddle down slightly. Try a little bit first, then add more or less as you experiment!

    Sorted me out
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Watch more NATN. That always solves any problems "down below" for me.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,815
    + or - 2mm on a saddle makes a big difference. Tinker tinker tinker then buy a saddle with a cut out. Sort it out pronto in case your sausage doesn't wake up next time.

    The weight of that enormous signature above me is crushing my head!
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  • benjamessbenjamess Posts: 159
    never had it but surely you can try some kind of mid ride massage to bring things back to life? :roll:
  • davesnotheredavesnothere Posts: 1,838
    benjamess wrote:
    never had it but surely you can try some kind of mid ride massage to bring things back to life? :roll:

    Honestly Officer, somebody on an internet forum told me to do it
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Don't your feet get squashed?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Haha, cheers gents. I'll try the seat adjustment first.

    It doesn't look great massaging my bits on a group ride but glad to hear I'm not the only one!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Felipe2105 wrote:
    Haha, cheers gents. I'll try the seat adjustment first.

    What? Instead of masturbating in lay byes and random people's driveways?

    Tchaaa. You lot are soooo boring.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Felipe2105 wrote:
    Haha, cheers gents. I'll try the seat adjustment first.

    What? Instead of masturbating in lay byes and random people's driveways?

    Tchaaa. You lot are soooo boring.

    Oh no, I'll still do that too! Can't beat the look on their face when they spot you on their driveway!

    Nice to give them a cheeky wave
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