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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,447
Posted By SteveKB

Giant Halfway FD806 ...

Giant Halfway FD806


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Giant Halfway FD806
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,447
Posted By The Chemist

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Rode over 220km on my Dahon in the last month, which is the...
07-01-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By leob1

Crocs helped me with my PF. Don't know if they...

Crocs helped me with my PF. Don't know if they cured it, but they where the most comfortable things I could wear.
06-30-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By jmm77

i have had it for over 15 years. Had to wear...

i have had it for over 15 years. Had to wear orthotics in all shoes, house slippers and cycling shoes just to be pain free. But with the orthotics, no pain and no issue cycling. Last few years I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 402,447
Posted By willydstyle

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06-28-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By urbanknight

I have had some amount of PF for the last 20+...

I have had some amount of PF for the last 20+ years with the worst of it being when I gained a lot of weight. I suppose toe pointing would lead to an even tighter achilles tendon (which in turns...
06-28-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By mirfi

All, I had to stop wearing flip-flops...

All,

I had to stop wearing flip-flops because of the pain.

Took a chance on Reef Ortho Spring sandals, bought from Zappos(?). Working from home, I wear them all the time.

This was...
06-28-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rdmonster69

A good therapy for PF is to lay a dish towel or...

A good therapy for PF is to lay a dish towel or something similar on the floor and then use your toes to scrunch it up under your foot. This is a great exercise for the foot and is very low impact....
06-27-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had a couple of cases of PF, separate cases on...

I had a couple of cases of PF, separate cases on each foot. The last one was caused by overly-flexible tennis shoes. Cycling did not cause or aggravate it. What I did was fill a pop bottle with water...
06-27-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By HelpSingularity

I suffered from PF almost 30 years ago. The...

I suffered from PF almost 30 years ago. The number one thing that seemed to fix it was purchasing and using store bought foot beds, aka insoles. And not the flat piece of foam rubber but one with a...
06-27-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ronwalker

I have had health problems because of cycling,...

I have had health problems because of cycling, but this doesn't seem to be because of cycling.
06-27-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By t2p

in addition to #6 above - excessive wear on the...

in addition to #6 above - excessive wear on the inside part of the soles can also indicate a need for additional arch support

often - but not always - excessive wear on outside part of the soles...
06-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By fishboat

There's some contradictory suggestions here on...

There's some contradictory suggestions here on what to do to cure/avoid/alleviate PF. The take away is different approaches seem to work for different people.

I've had PF a couple times over the...
06-27-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By phughes

I will be the outlier here. I usually wore...

I will be the outlier here. I usually wore minimalist shoes, shoes by Softstar Shoes, that have no arch support, and only a thin, 5mm sole. I worked up to wearing them a little at a time. Once I was...
06-27-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By FBOATSB

Our Podiatrist preaches shoes at all times, even...

Our Podiatrist preaches shoes at all times, even indoors. I have to somewhat agree after stepping on lego "cat toys" on a hardwood floor in the dark. But I compromise with Crocs.
06-27-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By BobbyG

I had my first round of Plantars Fascitis about 6...

I had my first round of Plantars Fascitis about 6 years ago. I tried a generic store bought shoe inserts and it worked. So now all shoes get them, and I have elastic strap-on arch supports for...
06-27-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By seypat

Good article. Then another, which is conflicting...

Good article. Then another, which is conflicting with the other at times. Lots of info on the net.
...
06-27-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By t2p

Actually - shoes that are too flexible / without...

Actually - shoes that are too flexible / without proper support can lead to plantar fasciitis and aggravate it - especially in cases of a 'high arch'.

They allow the tendons (plantar fascia) to...
06-26-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By mirfi

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the...

Ten years ago I spent lots of money at the podiatrist who came up with $700 pads that fit in my shoe. Cured it.

Now I go to the local Walmart, Walgreen, CVS, whatever and buy the Dr Scholl's...
06-26-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By seypat

Soles that are too stiff can cause it. People are...

Soles that are too stiff can cause it. People are different, so there could be different causes and remedies. Getting rid of it can be as painful as the band aids that help with the pain but not a...
06-26-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By FBOATSB

I had a bout of Plantar Fasciitis a good 20ish...

I had a bout of Plantar Fasciitis a good 20ish years ago. It took a couple years to cure it. You need to find a Podiatrist. If it gets so bad that you feel like you have a nail driven into your heel...
06-26-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By cyclezen

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy...

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy for muscle and connective tissue rehab and recovery - TENS muscle electrical device.
A friend is a well-known (certified) acupuncturist who now also...
06-26-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By indyfabz

Stretch, stretch and stretch some more. If you...

Stretch, stretch and stretch some more. If you have morning pain, stretch before you get out of bed. My ortho suggested things like stretching while at my desk every time I got an email and/or the...
06-26-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have had it twice in my life. Both times a...

I have had it twice in my life. Both times a brace thingy that i bought from the drug store did the trick. Something like this: ...
06-26-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By jadmt

I was a fairly competitive cyclist and developed...

I was a fairly competitive cyclist and developed a serious case of plantar fasciitis and cycling absolutely worsened it. Everyone is different. it took me a couple of years to recover. It only got...
06-26-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By TiHabanero

JenGQ, both my wife and I have been dealing with...

JenGQ, both my wife and I have been dealing with PF. There is no medical cure for it in the form of a pill, and really no need to visit the doc. Lots of advice out on the web that is accurate and...
04-21-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,123
Posted By wolfchild

Never take advice from a vehicular cyclist...

Never take advice from a vehicular cyclist because their dogmatic ideology will either get you killed or seriously injured and never ever argue and debate with them on how to ride...Just do your own...
04-21-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,112
Posted By bikebikebike

NYTimes on Bike Safety

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/opinion/bike-road-safety-infrastructure.html
in Opinion by Farhad Manjoo
Riding a Bike in America Should Not Be This Dangerous April 21, 2022

Good review of...
04-12-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By Radsboy

Just gave up my car

Hi folks, new member here: 1st post.

I'm 73 and live in a small town in Maine, pop. 6,000+. I'm retired, living on a very small Social Security benefit, and really very comfortable. But: my old...
09-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,793
Views: 2,775,832
Posted By SteveKB

This 2019 Giant Escape 3 is now my SUV, use it...

This 2019 Giant Escape 3 is now my SUV, use it instead of the car.
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Forum: Commuting
05-02-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 309,152
Posted By rumrunn6

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Forum: Commuting
04-27-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 309,152
Posted By locolobo13

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http://i.imgur.com/NHRgGDrl.jpg (https://imgur.com/NHRgGDr)
Forum: Introductions
03-04-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By cb400bill

Welcome to Bike Forums JenGQ!

Welcome to Bike Forums JenGQ!
03-03-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By hillyman

Don't try to put my bike in a box man. When I...

Don't try to put my bike in a box man. When I ride on gravel it's a Gravel Eating Machine
02-29-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By justcynn

66 in Little Rock today - awesome!

66 in Little Rock today - awesome!
02-28-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Morg33

This place looks very nice for a bike ride :)

This place looks very nice for a bike ride :)
02-27-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jbo26

55 degrees in Northern Utah this Saturday, but...

55 degrees in Northern Utah this Saturday, but still good riding weather. Yesterday was 42 degrees and was amazing!...
02-27-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Slightspeed

I finished today's ride in Eastern Ventura...

I finished today's ride in Eastern Ventura County, and it was 84. So nice to dump the leg warmers, arm warmers, vests and jacket. Some days I feel like Bibendum, even in California. Cooler weather...
02-27-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,351
Posted By mjac

Okay, you win, best fall picture.

Okay, you win, best fall picture.
02-27-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Besides what already posted... I subscribe to...

Besides what already posted... I subscribe to these:
Biking Bass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3zBqUBiUyanIfE4C1LwlDA

Ed Pratt https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuNy42Y5egf07cSiHbF23wg
...
02-27-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By CAT7RDR

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpn6aFvwAI_hK9WuHcdvQGA Vegan Cyclist

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqI9HyfLvodz7bXFCI3PU2g Phil Gaimon
Forum: Introductions
10-09-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By mainaa471

Same here, I started with one last fall and now I...

Same here, I started with one last fall and now I have six in my apartment.
Forum: Introductions
10-09-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By shalomry

Hello from the Bay Area

I've been biking to get around since 2012, but only recently have I started learning about bikes beyond just how to go, turn, and stop. It's been a lot of fun! I've been reading bikeforums for a...
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