can anyone tell me why my right knee is aching after riding? a bit of history:
i used to only get this ache from wearing steel toe-cap boots - they seemed to twist my leg an angle they weren't happy with. i don't wear these boots much so no worries. then one day, a friend of my came up for the weekend (easter this year) - we went to innerleithen and glentress on the saturday, and that's when the problems began (knee pain from riding). i was riding really hard for me, though i was running a bike i've had for five years, with shoes i've had for ten (never adjusted the cleats) so what is it? now i get pain from most rides including the gentle commute. my ten year old shoes died recently so took to wearing my shimano shoes, but the problem remains - i've even realigned the cleat so i'm not constantly riding with my foot about to disengage (i.e. it's got float in both directions). pedals are shimano set up pretty loose.
i'm fearful of an operation! help!