Recent content by jwb

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    Turbo Rosenberger plug

    Oh, the flickering on my bike stops if I turn it on during charging.
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    Turbo Rosenberger plug

    Why do you remove the battery? Are you obligated to park it outside, or you have to go upstairs to charge it, or ??
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    Vado 3.0: Worn out cassette after 450 miles

    LOL if that were my bike, that would be the cleanest chainring in my bike barn.
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    Turbo (hub drive) metallic sound?

    Mikes Bikes in Berkeley is also the shop that solved this problem for me. Their mechanics seem to be OK on Turbo problems.
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    Vado 3.0: Worn out cassette after 450 miles

    You've met one now. I live at about 250m above sea level and I climb that on the way home every time. No worries at all with the base model Turbo hub motor and the smallest battery.
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    Turbo (hub drive) metallic sound?

    Yes, this sounds very much like my freehub noise. I took it to the shop and they fixed it. I'm not sure exactly how. They said they lubricated the freehub. Since that doesn't square with my understanding of how a freehub is constructed, I remain confused. Nevertheless, my Turbo is now...
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    Vado 3.0: Worn out cassette after 450 miles

    This is the inherent problem with mid-drive electrics. Bike chains and gears are designed for people, and these new bikes are tripling the force. Hub drive forever!
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    What's your maintenance routine?

    I'm currently using a Shimano RT86 rotor, M8000 caliper, and H01A resin pads. The combination is totally silent.
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    3 Times World Champ Vs 2 Times Knee Replacement

    That is a great ad. The hill in the video is De Haro Street, between 19th and 20th, in San Francisco, California, USA. It's a 19% monster. https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7610692,-122.4012162,3a,75y,176.25h,80.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD8_W8IxKyq85eWvnA7fcOg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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    What's your maintenance routine?

    On the mid drives, checking the chain wear is much more important. On the hub drives your chain wear should be normal (you will get > 5000 km from a quality chain). I used to have a 7-mile off-road trip to work each day and in those days I had to clean and oil the chain constantly. These days...
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    Turbo Owners -- What's your total mileage? [OFFICIAL MILEAGE THREAD]

    Same symptom for me. A kind of creaking sound that disappears after backpedal and comes back after a moment. They said they lubricated the freewheel. I dunno but it’s silent now.
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    Turbo Owners -- What's your total mileage? [OFFICIAL MILEAGE THREAD]

    19000km! Nice work. Mine just rolled 4000 miles. I replaced the bb, cranks, chainwheels, chain, both brakes, and serviced the freehub. Running clean and quiet now, no worries at all.
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    Brake master cylinder squeak

    I finally got around to swapping in Deore XT M8000 brakes on my Turbo and I am so happy. It got rid of that damned squeaking sound that the Formula master cylinders make when you release them. Yay.
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    Upgrading chainring and bottom bracket. My experience.

    I changed my BB and chainring with a Praxis Zayante M30 direct-mount 42T. I wish I'd changed to a 42T a long time ago! Now I can actually use my 11T sprocket that was never needed with the 48T.
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    Upgrading chainring and bottom bracket. My experience.

    Thanks. I wish they were not equally prominent in the catalog.