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Old 03-09-23, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
current West Knoxville Walmart > West Knoxville K-Mart back in the day

Good question: why do you have osteopenia? Too many drugs? I can tell you that 10mg of dog drugs (prednisone) is too much. Cut back.
I don't take prednisone. I just found out I have this condition. I will begin my quest to determine why and seek treatment to reverse it. I'm not sure I can get back to normal but I'll try.
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I'll be brief. My osteopenia has disqualified me for any surgery on my damaged disc. Fusion or artificial disc replacement not happening. I will pursue treatment to reverse my condition. It may or may not work and will take more time than I want it to.
Sorry to hear. I donít agree with that and I suspect itís not based on any good medical evidence but rather a pretext to avoid covering the surgery.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I just found out I have this condition. I will begin my quest to determine why and seek treatment to reverse it. I'm not sure I can get back to normal but I'll try.
Unfortunately I don't think there's a single treatment that will do the job.

datlas will probably tell you that taking Vitamin D doesn't help. Sad.
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by big john
Final climb...
Category: 3
Distance: 3.68 mi
Avg. grade: 4.1%
Avg. speed: 20.1 mi/h
VAM: 1350 m/h
Est. power: > 425 watts (> 6 W/kg)

Decent.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
It shouldnít be this hard. And who ever came up with this design needs to be left on an island. Probably the same guy that designs parking lots around here.
those kinds of things can be incredibly frustrating. how big of a pilot hole did you drill for the screws? usually the problem you describe is because the pilot hole is too small and the torque required to cut through/spread the wood gradually increases until it exceeds the strength of the metal the fastener is made from.
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Originally Posted by big john
How do you stop that thing with those old school brakes?
Flintstone's style
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Final climb...
Category: 3
Distance: 3.68 mi
Avg. grade: 4.1%
Avg. speed: 20.1 mi/h
VAM: 1350 m/h
Est. power: > 425 watts (> 6 W/kg)

Decent.
It's just his lunch ride, he probably had to get back to work.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Target is the devil. You go into that store for some deodorant and you leave with new decorations for the house, a shirt you will never wear, sun glasses, a light fixture, new plunger, and a sign to hang on the wall.
I don't go to any of those places.
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Got home tonight, and the electronic lock on the door from the garage to house was not working. Completely dead. No door key on us to get in the other doors.

Ended up taking the door off to get in, and then had to put it back on. Easy, right? Except the door is 8' tall and solid core, weighing much more than I can lift.

Fun times.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Or this classic cover from the 70's

https://youtu.be/BJ20GnX1Kc0
The original by Charlie & Inez Foxx was one of the earliest records I fell in love with as a lad. Still love that song today, no matter who sings it.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Target is the devil. You go into that store for some deodorant and you leave with new decorations for the house, a shirt you will never wear, sun glasses, a light fixture, new plunger, and a sign to hang on the wall.
Not me... sounds like a you problem.
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Emonda started creaking again this morning. Started while mashing up a hill, the creak continues for a couple mins after each hard effort, and then eventually goes away. Happens in and out of saddle, only when pedaling.

Bottom Bracket was just replaced, only has about 150 miles on it.


Thoughts???
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Got home tonight, and the electronic lock on the door from the garage to house was not working. Completely dead. No door key on us to get in the other doors.

Ended up taking the door off to get in, and then had to put it back on. Easy, right? Except the door is 8' tall and solid core, weighing much more than I can lift.

Fun times.

You should put a key under your door mat, nobody would ever look there.


When my wife rented our first house she thought it would be a good idea to put the spare key under a flower pot. That way if she ever locked herself out of the house while I was at work she could still get in.
Brilliant idea, except the flower pot was in the garage.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Got home tonight, and the electronic lock on the door from the garage to house was not working. Completely dead. No door key on us to get in the other doors.

Ended up taking the door off to get in, and then had to put it back on. Easy, right? Except the door is 8' tall and solid core, weighing much more than I can lift.

Fun times.
Why don't you have a key hidden in the yard somewhere? I just know you don't have 100% faith in 100% electronics.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Target is the devil. You go into that store for some deodorant and you leave with new decorations for the house, a shirt you will never wear, sun glasses, a light fixture, new plunger, and a sign to hang on the wall.
Could be worse. You go in to Costco for toilet paper and come out with a 5# shepherds pie. Oh wait, that's probably just me.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Why don't you have a key hidden in the yard somewhere? I just know you don't have 100% faith in 100% electronics.
Don't have such trust anymore! I have less faith in leaving a key outside. We usually have a key with a neighbor, but the last one moved.

I have a key ring that has a house key as well as keys to the offices, but I donít like to carry it. Typically just carry the car fob unless going to work. That may change.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Emonda started creaking again this morning. Started while mashing up a hill, the creak continues for a couple mins after each hard effort, and then eventually goes away. Happens in and out of saddle, only when pedaling.

Bottom Bracket was just replaced, only has about 150 miles on it.


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Might not be the bottom bracket.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Don't have such trust anymore! I have less faith in leaving a key outside. We usually have a key with a neighbor, but the last one moved.

I have a key ring that has a house key as well as keys to the offices, but I donít like to carry it. Typically just carry the car fob unless going to work. That may change.
I always have the essential keys in my pocket.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Might not be the bottom bracket.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I always have the essential keys in my pocket.
Same, but only when not on a 'biner hooked on my belt loop.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I always have the essential keys in my pocket.
Typically, a house key is not essential in our case.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Emonda started creaking again this morning. Started while mashing up a hill, the creak continues for a couple mins after each hard effort, and then eventually goes away. Happens in and out of saddle, only when pedaling.

Bottom Bracket was just replaced, only has about 150 miles on it.


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What kind of BB shell does the bike have? I would also check skewers, wheels, pedals, and headset.
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