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by saudidave
30 Dec 2012, 10:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

Update and inspiration for the seriously injured I reached " I remember that" stage sometime in November. My surgeon, Mr Kapoor (top man) was delighted with my recovery and since I was fortunate to have private health insurance to pay for it, he gave me the option of leaving the metal in o...
by saudidave
23 Dec 2012, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

A bit of inspiration for anyone incurring a serious injury. I had the metalwork removed 60 hours ago and I'm already feeling like it never happened. I am now missing a spinal disc between L1 & L2, which are fused together, but apart from a slight change in posture I have no negative effects. The...
by saudidave
23 Aug 2012, 8:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

I fell off a ladder last Monday and I now have titanium plates, rods and screws in my back. I 'm very lucky to be alive With the use of my arms an legs. 3 vertebrae were damaged, one (L1) quite badly. Has anyone else done this and if so, when did you get back on a bike? I'm a very fit 59 Dave, sorr...
by saudidave
22 Aug 2012, 6:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

It was a bit tiring. As you say 10 weeks is long enough to lose most of your fitness. You must also bear in mind that I've had major surgery to boot. I wasn't prepared for how exhausted you get after that. I walk and stand differently too, although it's only subtle. Everything has changed. I suspect...
by saudidave
22 Aug 2012, 12:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

[[/quote] Wow, that's a great recovery Dave! You said you were very fit before but didnt tell us what distances you were doing.... but please don't go mad on the bike at this early stage! Slow and steady is the way forward! Great pic btw :wink:[/quote] I wasn't doing huge distances by any stretch of...
by saudidave
21 Aug 2012, 10:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

Sorry to read about your injury Dave. Clearly, like I am sure all others on this forum, I hope that your recovery is quick and you get back to the standard you want to achieve. Thanks for the response. My surgeon told me at the outset that my recovery would be 100% over the course of a year which I...
by saudidave
21 Aug 2012, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

The answer to my original post is 10 weeks! My surgeon gave me the go ahead yesterday to get back on my bike and I've just been out for a gentle 6 miles around Cheshire. It's been a hard few weeks in many respects but I'm getting back to normal now. For anyone remotely interested and for those with ...
by saudidave
11 Jun 2012, 9:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike for a damaged back.
Replies: 24
Views: 59146

Re: Trike for a damaged back.

Lumber and thoracic is correct.
by saudidave
11 Jun 2012, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Re: Titanium in my back

MArtin, What on earth are you trying to tell me? , danfoto, do you know, since you are agreeing with him! It's me who's on opiates here! Keith, you say"especially with your neck condition" but my neck is fine and I don't refer to a condition related to it. I appreciate the recumbent sugges...
by saudidave
9 Jun 2012, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Titanium in my back
Replies: 24
Views: 4915

Titanium in my back

I fell off a ladder last Monday and I now have titanium plates, rods and screws in my back. I 'm very lucky to be alive With the use of my arms an legs. 3 vertebrae were damaged, one (L1) quite badly. Has anyone else done this and if so, when did you get back on a bike? I'm a very fit 59
by saudidave
18 Mar 2012, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning a cassette?
Replies: 42
Views: 2355

Re: Cleaning a cassette?

I too have been pressure washing bikes (and motorbikes too) for 20 years now without mishap. It's just a question of knowing how things are assembled and ensuring that the water jet isn't directed anywhere close to a point of potential entry in to a bearing. I usually pressure wash the entire transm...
by saudidave
4 Feb 2012, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: creaking and clicking
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: creaking and clicking; now sorted

It was the front wheel hub. Both cones were heavily pitted over 50% of their circumference (both in one continuous band), despite the wheels having covered approx only 4000 miles from new. I put this down to the history of the bike. It was bought new by an old boy in Gee Cross, Hyde, in 2002, used f...
by saudidave
3 Feb 2012, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: creaking and clicking
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: creaking and clicking

I had time to investigate this when I got home from work tonight and I reckon it's the front wheel bearings, despite the relatively low mileage of them and the fact that these days they are supposed to last ad infinitum. Spinning the wheel produces a gritty noise and that is with no pressure on them...
by saudidave
3 Feb 2012, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: creaking and clicking
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: creaking and clicking

I’m wondering actually if I might be barking up the wrong tree. Could this be a crack in the frame? I think the frame is one of those manufactured in the Czech Republic where they had some QC issues. I know Crepello had the forks fail on his. I’ve hit some spine juddering potholes on fast descents i...
by saudidave
3 Feb 2012, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: creaking and clicking
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: creaking and clicking

Hi , Thanks for the replies - I think the freewheel may play a part, thanks for the suggestion but it is happening as I pedal which suggests it's not that. Pictures won't help I'm afraid - it's an immaculate Dawes Galaxy with nothing untoward to see on a photo; the rack is the standard one and its t...

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