[CR]Seeking knee advice.

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From: "Neill Currie" <neill_currie@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 23:27:47 -0400
Subject: [CR]Seeking knee advice.

Maybe stretching it a bit, asking for advice with my knees, but they are vintage, and the problem comes from riding vintage bike (though I guess modern bikes might cause problems too). Anyway, the last week or so I have been riding every day but one, mileage about 125. Previous week I have maybe ridden a smidgeon less. I don't ride big gears hard, I spin at maybe 90rpm most of the time, my bikes have had pretty much the same fit to me for years, in short there doesn't seem to be anything new in my regime or life. This last week_after_riding (never during) for about 4 hours I have experienced a sharp pain when trying to go up stairs, otherwise no pain at all). The pain seems localised in the front inside area of just my left knee. Right knee is unaffected. Pain goes away completely, say, overnight. Pain happens regardless of which bike I ride, time of day, warmup or not etc. Any comments, suggestions anyone??.........or an I simply getting old?

Classic content: spent about 3 hours messing with my 72 International this morning(new freewheel, wheel dishing, new axle, changed the front ring, new rear brake installation, fenders, running the rear brake cable under the shellaced bar tape/aero levers without wrecking the tape), then took it out for 30 miles. Singlespeed. Coming back into town, it's a small town Hillsborough, a guy in a pickup truck missed his entire green light as he was staring so intently at the bike. It was rather fetching, much moreso than his truck.

Neill Currie
Hillsborough, Nh.