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    Cool! Thanks for the answers!

    Cool! Thanks for the answers!
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    Garmin Edge 8xx question for tandem

    My husband/captain has a Garmin Edge 800, which he uses on multiple bikes.

    We now have a speed/cadence sensor on our tandem, and he has a mount on his bars for the garmin.

    I am considering...
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    I love Speedplay frog pedals. I did have to cut...

    I love Speedplay frog pedals.
    I did have to cut away some of the sole stuff on a pair of PI X-Alp bike shoes to get a frog cleat lined up just right for me.

    After getting my cleats installed...
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    Prosthetists vary. Since you are in Los Angeles,...

    Prosthetists vary. Since you are in Los Angeles, I would suggest reaching out to Challenged Athletes Foundation ask asking if they can recommend a prosthetist in or close to LA.

    I have been a B/K...
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    I find that wearing a ventilated skull cap delays...

    I find that wearing a ventilated skull cap delays the sweat in my eyes until I stop at the end of the ride.

    I found that Western Bike Works sells replacement pad sets for a LOT of helmets. Now I...
  6. Thread: Cane Holder

    by esther-L
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    I use a generic folding cane sometimes when I am...

    I use a generic folding cane sometimes when I am off the bike. I had used 1 velcro strap and 2 bungee cords to secure this to the rack on the back of my road bike, or had put my rack trunk on, and...
  7. See these links. ...

    See these links.
    http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/58047-kneesavers-eggbeater-pedal-systems.html
    knee savers and eggbeaters [Archive] - BentRider Online Forums WTB: Kneesaver Pedal...
  8. I thought the Crank Brothers egg beater pedals...

    I thought the Crank Brothers egg beater pedals installed using a 6mm wrench from the inside of the crankarm. I don't know of any pedal extenders that work with that. I almost bought egg beaters...
  9. I had thought that pedal extenders were not...

    I had thought that pedal extenders were not compatible with Crank Brothers egg beater pedals.
    I think that Egg Beater have 15-ish degrees of float, and SPD tends to have 6 degrees of float.

    I...
  10. One thing that I've done in the past for bike...

    One thing that I've done in the past for bike commuting is to select a "partway" location. Something like a grocery store parking lot. I drive my car there, park, pull the bike out, and bike the...
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    pedal extenders. These put the pedals farther out...

    pedal extenders. These put the pedals farther out from center, giving your prosthetic foot more room.
    Some links Amazon.com : BikeFit Pedal Spacers 20Mm : Bike Repair Tools : Sports & Outdoors
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    I have recently switched back to using pedals...

    I have recently switched back to using pedals with power grips on the hybrid that I use for commuting. It is so much more comfortable to wear athletic shoes with my prescription orthotic when I'm...
  13. Thread: Helmet Cover

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    I have one from jandd.com - I remove the visor to...

    I have one from jandd.com - I remove the visor to install helmet cover, and clip the visor back on. I stuff some of the helmet cover under the visor, and pull cover up a bit to uncover the clippy...
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    Awesome setup, benajah! I also use frog cleats....

    Awesome setup, benajah! I also use frog cleats.

    Everyone is different. I am a very long-term amputee. I don't have any issue with trimline on my socket for biking - it's cut low and I don't...
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    One of the executives at Soldier Ride is a...

    One of the executives at Soldier Ride is a bilateral below knee amputee. During the 1 Soldier Ride I went to (that was open to public participation) it looked like he uses SPD pedals and MTB shoes. ...
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    I've been an amputee for 40+ years, and I don't...

    I've been an amputee for 40+ years, and I don't have much volume change during the day.

    It sounds like you may be more sensitive to sodium. If you are sensitive to sodium, then I can certainly see...
  17. Thanks for the input. I bought a Specialized...

    Thanks for the input.
    I bought a Specialized Vita. Just before several days of cold wet weather! Hope to have some non-rainy weather on Sunday.
  18. That is a good point about the 3cm longer...

    That is a good point about the 3cm longer wheelbase on the Vita. I was not certain if I had figured out the BB height correctly.

    My ability to push down is more about my position on bike. I think...
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    While you are riding together, do you tell her...

    While you are riding together, do you tell her what is going on when you ride 20 feet ahead of her? If not, try doing that. She doesn't know about riding, so she may not know why you are doing...
  20. How to determine how geometry changes the feel on a hybrid bike

    I have been riding a road bike for about 8 years, and am shopping for a hybrid to use on gravel trails. I am not comfortable riding on gravel with drop bars. I am 5' 6" with a very short torso. I...
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    I am adjusting better to biking prosthesis these...

    I am adjusting better to biking prosthesis these days. I have done a couple of 21 mile rides, and a 33 mile ride.

    The foot shell is a bit loose on the Flex Foot, which makes getting started more...
  22. I would suggest sewing something inside that area...

    I would suggest sewing something inside that area of the tights to protect them. From what you describe, I think the damage is being done from the inside - if I understand this correctly.

    My bike...
  23. I don't wear tights. Where exactly do yours get...

    I don't wear tights. Where exactly do yours get cut? Is it near ankle, or near the 'calf muscles' area?
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    There have been cases of bicycle riders killing...

    There have been cases of bicycle riders killing pedestrians when they ran into them.
    I am not accustomed to 20mph speed limit (school zone is usually 25 here), but I would likely try to obey the...
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    If your sit bones are that wide apart, you may...

    If your sit bones are that wide apart, you may want to look at women's saddles.
    I tried the Ruby Expert 155mm, and found that the outside edge of saddle rubbed seams on shorts (no padding over the...
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