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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  10. You can also look around to see if there is a...

    You can also look around to see if there is a bike recyclery or Co-op in your area. They can teach you to maintain a bike, and they are typically very non-judgemental. They will often have used bikes...
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    That sounds quite interesting. What were the...

    That sounds quite interesting. What were the advantages of going with rim brakes rather than disc brakes?
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    I imposed on my spouse to take a picture of me...

    I imposed on my spouse to take a picture of me pedaling on the trainer.
    I colored a bit on the reflections from front and rear bags. 344077
  13. www.amputeesupply.com has some items. I have not...

    www.amputeesupply.com has some items. I have not used them, but they have answered a couple of questions for me.
    Their selection is a bit limited.
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    I had the 2 week follow-up visit with...

    I had the 2 week follow-up visit with Prosthetist.
    Version 1 had a SACH foot. Version 2 has the old Flex Foot installed on it.

    Prosthetist tweaked alignment, and gave me a foam rubber donut to...
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    Thanks for the input. I will talk to my...

    Thanks for the input.
    I will talk to my prosthetist about using an AE liner.
    The trimline on this socket is cut way down behind the knee.
    I don't have prominent tendons behind the knee, and I am...
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    Trying a biking prosthesis

    I am trying to see if I can use a prosthesis specific to biking, with a locking pin liner suspension. I am a longtime left below knee amputee.
    I've had the unit for a week.

    The distal end of my...
  17. Thread: Yeast

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    I used liner with pin suspension for 4 years,...

    I used liner with pin suspension for 4 years, stopped around 2001. That prosthesis had Alpha liners - they were green and gray/silver in color. I have been an amputee for many years, and the...
  18. Thread: Yeast

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    I spray my liner with 90% alcohol and I use...

    I spray my liner with 90% alcohol and I use antibacterial soap with triclosan every time I wash it. It's a holdover from using Alpha liners - those did not get clean without spraying with alcohol....
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    When you wash your liner, do you use alcohol as...

    When you wash your liner, do you use alcohol as one of the steps in cleaning?
  20. Thread: Bike Stand

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    We have 2 of the Evo bike stands. They are...

    We have 2 of the Evo bike stands. They are awesome!
  21. I realized on Saturday that the foam around the...

    I realized on Saturday that the foam around the cut-out is compressing, not the plastic shell.
    I have had that happen on Terry saddles in the past after 3-4 years of riding on them. That is not...
  22. I am also looking for a saddle for an Athena. I...

    I am also looking for a saddle for an Athena. I ride a road bike, and currently have a Terry Butterfly saddle. I have measured my sit bones, and they are wide. I weigh 168 lbs.
    My bike came with a...
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    It seems like you must have a Symes amputation...

    It seems like you must have a Symes amputation level, with that foot model?

    I am not a Symes, I am a plain below knee amputee. I have never delaminated a carbon fiber foot. The last foot that I...
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    I received a hi-viz yellow/green helmet cover for...

    I received a hi-viz yellow/green helmet cover for Christmas. I notice motor vehicles responding when I wear that and changing lanes to go around me sooner.

    Unfortunately, cannot wear that in hot...
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    For those who have problems with your heel...

    For those who have problems with your heel hitting the cranks, I recommend pedal extenders.
    Another option is installing 'power grips' on pedals - but that is for foot retention, not for 14EEE size...
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