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    If you think you can do without it, then you...

    If you think you can do without it, then you should wait. When you feel you have n other choice, you will be ready. I had both of mine done on July 23, 2012. Best decision for me. I can ride farther...
  2. That's the correct answer. Like I said, you'll...

    That's the correct answer. Like I said, you'll know. As for the possibility of complications, they are real and they are possible. When you do have them done, get yourself a good ice machine( the...
  3. I had both done at the age of 51 on July 23,...

    I had both done at the age of 51 on July 23, 2012. I always thought I would have it done much later, but quality of life sucked. Had them both done at the same time and my surgeon has done over 5000...
  4. Fleabiscuit wins this one hands down!!!!

    Fleabiscuit wins this one hands down!!!!
  5. After double knee replacement last year, I set a...

    After double knee replacement last year, I set a goal to ride my age this year. (52) anyway, I am relatively new to cycling and like you talked about my preparation. After working myself up to 35 a...
  6. Have the Domane 5.2. (Reward for making through...

    Have the Domane 5.2. (Reward for making through double knee replacement last year) Great bike, love the hell out of it, but tend to agree with others that say when it really comes down to it, most of...
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    Being in Nashvegas myself, I would suggest you go...

    Being in Nashvegas myself, I would suggest you go talk to the guys at Moab down in Franklin. Absolutely great guys to work with, not snobby at all.
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    I switched to Speedplay Frogs and they helped my...

    I switched to Speedplay Frogs and they helped my knees. I had both replaced last year, so doesn't matter that much anymore, but I still like the speed plays.
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    My reward bike after recovering from having both...

    My reward bike after recovering from having both knees replaced on 7-23-12 was a Domane 5.2. I feel I made a good choice, been on her since October.
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    I had both replaced on 7-23-12 with Striker...

    I had both replaced on 7-23-12 with Striker triathlons. My doc has done over 5000 knee replacements. He said watch the impact stuff as it will shorten the life of the replacements, but other than...
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    Thanks for the quick responses. Sounds like I...

    Thanks for the quick responses. Sounds like I have a plan.
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    Mountain Bike Gearing Question

    OK, I'm 52, picked up biking again about 1-1/2 years ago. Had both knees replaced in July and have worked myself up to about 175 miles per month on the road. We are buying a house in Chattanooga and...
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    Monoborracho The best thing about those knee...

    Monoborracho

    The best thing about those knee shots is the space at the joint. That's what us BTKRs love to to see! Live strong, ride hard. Happy New Year!!!
  14. Take the dork disk OFF!!!! It's more important to...

    Take the dork disk OFF!!!! It's more important to look cool than to be cool! Don't listen to the guy with the dork disk who has suspenders and a belt on over his bike shorts!!!have we learned...
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    I had both knees replaced on 7-23-12. So far, no...

    I had both knees replaced on 7-23-12. So far, no sciatic pain and have worked up to rides of up to 35 miles. Wouldn't have it any other way. If yu need it, do it. But realize you will get out of it...
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    I hope so, but seriously, I've been told that...

    I hope so, but seriously, I've been told that impact is what causes the most problem. But then I am not a 5k per year guy, so I didn't really think of it that way. But I can tell you one thing....I...
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    I'm in! Double knee replacement on July 23. Road...

    I'm in! Double knee replacement on July 23. Road 130 miles in September and easing back into it. Still have a ways to go.
  18. Thread: Conti gp 4000s

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    Continental's website seems to indicate that the...

    Continental's website seems to indicate that the 4000 also contains Black Chile Compound.(look at the 4000 description)
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    I use Speedplay frogs(MTB Pedal) on my road bike....

    I use Speedplay frogs(MTB Pedal) on my road bike. Lot's of play and I can walk into the store for a Grape Nehi without clomping around.
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    Brown early '70s Continental. Great bike, super...

    Brown early '70s Continental. Great bike, super heavy. Like a Supertanker...once you got it up to speed, it had true inertia. I miss that bike (stolen), although there is no way I would ride it today.
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    I can't offer much except, "Welcome to the club"...

    I can't offer much except, "Welcome to the club" Had both knees replaced on 7-23. Been able to get full revolutions on the Schwinn Airdyne in therapy(with seat up high and right heel on the pedal as...
  22. My 2 cents

    Just an old guy getting in to the sport. If you have bad knees, get something with some considerable float. I started with SPD and they almost crippled me. Switched to Speedplay Frogs(also an MTB...
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    Good one Billydonn! Love that Iowa Humor!!

    Good one Billydonn! Love that Iowa Humor!!
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    Memphis???

    There have been a couple of posts that refer to Memphis. Please note that Memphis is nowhere near the Natchez Trace. The Trace is within a 60 minute bike ride of me, but Memphis is brutal 3 hour...
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