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Old 01-16-23, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Indy update. Cut/paste from my friend. Indys first name is Dave:

So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.

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Man that's terrible news about Indy. Hope he comes out of this OK.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How much difference does a fake knee make on height?
The actual hardware should make very little difference, its just a metal surface where the (nonexistent) articular cartilage was. What really made the leg longer was the correcting the deformity she was walking around on, the poor woman.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Indy update. Cut/paste from my friend. Indys first name is Dave:

So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.

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He's one of us. Were all pulling for him.
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Originally Posted by datlas
So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.
That's not good. I'm guessing this is something that develops rapidly?

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The actual hardware should make very little difference, its just a metal surface where the (nonexistent) articular cartilage was. What really made the leg longer was the correcting the deformity she was walking around on, the poor woman.


Also, you sound short. No offense.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Indy update. Cut/paste from my friend. Indys first name is Dave:

So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.

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damn. for indyfabz
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
We sometimes run our system 7 days a week in the summer. We do have a high efficiency system though.

It's mostly drip at the commercial building, but we also pay commercial water rates.
Im on sandy well drained soil in full sun, we do 7 days a week too.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Indy update. Cut/paste from my friend. Indys first name is Dave:

So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.

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Jesus, thats awful
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How much difference does a fake knee make on height?
For some people, a lot.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Indy update. Cut/paste from my friend. Indys first name is Dave:

So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.

for Indyfabz
Oh, crap. Keep us informed.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The actual hardware should make very little difference, its just a metal surface where the (nonexistent) articular cartilage was. What really made the leg longer was the correcting the deformity she was walking around on, the poor woman.
My broker had become bow-legged over the years. No idea why he had become that way, but he had both knees replaced and had to buy all new pants.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Indy update. Cut/paste from my friend. Indys first name is Dave:

So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.

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Hope he can pull through.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Im on sandy well drained soil in full sun, we do 7 days a week too.
No lawn watering here. We do have rain barrels for watering the herb garden though.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

Also, you sound short. No offense.
A little over 5 8.

Now imagine the the rider this was built for:


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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Now imagine the the rider this was built for:
I don't have a good imagination.
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Ritchey started clicking/ tapping today while pedaling. Only seemed to do it 140 watts and above with a cadence of 80 or above.

Really pissed me off. I kept stopping and checking everything. I cant figure it out. Nothing is loose, went over the whole bike with a torque wrench.

The only thing it bike be, is my left leg rubbing against the rear brake cable cause the cable to hit the top tube. I held the cable and could still hear the noise, and the sound, didnt sound like it came from there.
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Prayers for Dave.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Indy update. Cut/paste from my friend. Indys first name is Dave:

So Dave is in a bad way. He is in Presbyterian hospital after requiring surgery for a heart valve infection. A friend who is a doctor may have an update later this week. It sounds bad though.

for Indyfabz
Valve replacement for endocarditis is pretty grim. I learned far too much neurology from that scenario, but that was back in the dark ages when they were probably not as good at it and all the patients were IV drug abusers. He's young and, I expect, otherwise healthy and I have every hope he'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Valve replacement for endocarditis is pretty grim. I learned far too much neurology from that scenario, but that was back in the dark ages when they were probably not as good at it and all the patients were IV drug abusers. He's young and, I expect, otherwise healthy and I have every hope he'll be fine.
he had a mechanical valve installed in the early 90s (when he was in his mid 20s)

could be related ?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
A little over 5 8.

Now imagine the the rider this was built for:


Check out this bad boy. Only $400. If they'd take $100 I'd be tempted to get it as a wall hanger

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Check out this bad boy. Only $400. If they'd take $100 I'd be tempted to get it as a wall hanger

Somebody selling Bill Walton's bike?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Valve replacement for endocarditis is pretty grim. I learned far too much neurology from that scenario, but that was back in the dark ages when they were probably not as good at it and all the patients were IV drug abusers. He's young and, I expect, otherwise healthy and I have every hope he'll be fine.
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he had a mechanical valve installed in the early 90s (when he was in his mid 20s)

could be related ?
I asked my friend and she seems to think it's a different valve. But details are sketchy.
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