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  1. 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...
  4. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  17. 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
  20. 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...
  24. Thread: Yeast

    by esther-L
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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...
  25. Thread: Yeast

    by esther-L
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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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