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    Sticky: I am missing my first three toes on my right foot...

    I am missing my first three toes on my right foot and the last two are hammered and sticking almost straight up. I wear a sz 10, but this leaves a big gap on the right foot between what's left of my...
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    Yes the taller headtube designs are a plus for...

    Yes the taller headtube designs are a plus for us. I like some of the mixtes that are available and initially thought I would go that way. The Soma came up and I decided to try it. With a tall...
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    I spent a few years riding recumbent trikes just...

    I spent a few years riding recumbent trikes just to get around the fit issues. I always thought I'd be a good candidate for a Rivendell, but I always get stuck on the buy in price. One of the issues...
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    High end or nice mixtes are becoming scarce. I...

    High end or nice mixtes are becoming scarce. I would look at Civia and Raleigh. They do a good job on filling niches.
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    My Idea of a Hybrid Bike

    I am 61 years old and ride with a prosthetic left leg. Over 5 decades of riding many many bicycles, I have conjured up an image of what my next bike will be. I have a 35" inseam and yet I am only 5'...
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    I use a vacuum system for my all day leg and a...

    I use a vacuum system for my all day leg and a pin system for my cycling leg. The vac system is bulkier, heavier, and uses more liners/layers which don't flex and bend very well. The vac is more...
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    BK Socket Retention

    I have been using a pin retention with my sockets. I visited a new prosthetist at a Hanger Clinic and he suggests going to a vacuum retention. Like many, I struggle with perspiration issues in the...
  8. Thread: First Snow

    by bwfox
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    We have enough snow that 4wd is required to get...

    We have enough snow that 4wd is required to get to our house. We have 4 miles of dirt/ gravel to the mail box and another mile until pavement. On the plus side, we are heading S tomorrow to Lake Mead...
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    We've been looking at maps of NY and tracing the...

    We've been looking at maps of NY and tracing the routes. We are going S to Lake Mead outside of Vegas in a few days to spend a week riding the tandem for consecutive days. That will help us decide if...
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    Still have the wheel? I tried pm, but it didn't...

    Still have the wheel? I tried pm, but it didn't work.
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    We too, finally got our 90s Burley Duet ready to...

    We too, finally got our 90s Burley Duet ready to go and winter came along. We are going S to Lake Mead outside of Vegas for some mid 50s riding after Christmas as well.
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    I bought a Mahogany Titanico for my Salsa Fargo a...

    I bought a Mahogany Titanico for my Salsa Fargo a month ago. I wanted to try and see if I would want another whilst the sale was still on. I rode it for a month and decided to get a second one for my...
  13. Mixing brake types is also fairly common in...

    Mixing brake types is also fairly common in Cyclocross applications, especially since disc brakes are approved now. My son recently added a disc front to an older hardtail mountain bike with v...
  14. Thread: Rapid Red Rider

    by bwfox
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    I'm a Team Red Rider as well. 50 years of T1 and...

    I'm a Team Red Rider as well. 50 years of T1 and an amputation from long term complications. Signed up with a team for Tour de Cure in UT in June....
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    I sold a bike on ebay and took it to the LBS who...

    I sold a bike on ebay and took it to the LBS who packed it for me. He used more packing materials and wrapped and protected everything better than when it was shipped to him as a new bike. I shipped...
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    I went to a cardio doc as a precautionary...

    I went to a cardio doc as a precautionary measure. When he found out I was a Type 1 diabetic for 50 years, he nearly had a coronary. He said he never gets to treat patients with diabetes for that...
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    Tandem Tour in 2013

    The wife and I are close to booking a tandem tour with gtg tandems in NY. We will fly out and rent one of their bikes for an 8night/7 days of touring with 4 dinners and 4 cocktail happy hours...
  18. Thread: Your 2013 Goals?

    by bwfox
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    My wife and I are close to booking an upstate New...

    My wife and I are close to booking an upstate New York tandem tour in late September. It will be the first time we have ever done a cycling vacation. It will be a small group of 9 couples with a...
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    Hey OP, at least you put off the "funky November...

    Hey OP, at least you put off the "funky November moods" until the second week of Dec. That ought to be a small victory. Now get out and ride....:thumb:
  20. Thread: My first flat

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    I live in Northern Nevada too, (Elko), and the...

    I live in Northern Nevada too, (Elko), and the goatheads are terrible here. I hate tires with Mr Tuffy liners and sealant. They get so heavy it takes the fun out of riding. I, do use a Scwhalbe...
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    I've tried 3 Brooks and I finally got a Selle...

    I've tried 3 Brooks and I finally got a Selle and have only ridden it 3 times. Enough that I'm going to order another while the sale is still on....
  22. Thread: saddle swap

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    Sticky: Have new never mounted Salsa WTB Specialized...

    Have new never mounted Salsa WTB
    Specialized Roubaix Toupe

    Looking for Selle An atomica Titanico or good white saddle
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    Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and...

    Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and encouragement.
    I have a lot of years of cycling over the years with interruptions and pauses whilst I pursued my other hobby of motorcycles. The loss...
  24. Thread: Your 2013 Goals?

    by bwfox
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    My goal this year, after losing my left lower...

    My goal this year, after losing my left lower leg, was to ride the 100 miler at Death Valley for JDRF. After learning how to ride differently with a prosthetic and training all year, my cardiologist...
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    Yea, I've been remiss in that aspect. I will...

    Yea, I've been remiss in that aspect. I will learn how to do it when the new bike arrives. I promise.....
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