Recent content by Papa G

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    Motor Error

    In 2018 I purchased a Trek Super Commuter +7. I like it a lot and put about 3k miles on it. I ride a lot on the American River Bike Trail and was always conscious about the Bosch Performance Line motor’s whine noise while passing joggers and walkers on the trail, so I would usually coast by...
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    Turbo Connect Display Battery Replacement (TCD Lo Bat)

    I just replaced the CR 1220 battery on my 2020 Vado 4 TCD-W wired display. (I see that the TCD wireless display uses a larger common CR 2032 battery). As previously mentioned, just twist the display 90 degrees (best direction is so wires swing away from the mount arm). Then using a small flat...
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    Why does it seem Vado owners are getting KINEKT 2.1 vs Redshift Seat Post ?

    This is from Court's review of the 2020 Turbo Vado 5.0. Same spec for the 2020 Turbo Vado 4.0. Due to a bend in the lower seat tube, I found the "short length" version of the Kinekt 2.1 worked well, with no cutting needed. SEAT POST: Forged Aluminum Alloy, Punched Out for Weight Savings...
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    Why does it seem Vado owners are getting KINEKT 2.1 vs Redshift Seat Post ?

    Actually, provided the Summer Sale is still going on, you can get 25% off of the $250 price of the Kinekt 2.1 on the Selle Anatomica website https://selleanatomica.com/collections/seatposts . I just checked the website (09/14/2020 - 8:20 am pst) and saw that this sale banner is still up. "Code...
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    Is Specialized Just OUT of Stock Indefinitely ?

    One thought. If a nearby LBS has a Vado 3.0 or 4.0 you could test for fit, that may be something to try before ordering the 5.0?
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    Total mileage, like a normal speedometer?

    Sounds like a weird anomaly. Probably best to reset the “DIST” setting to zero, then track the new miles on both “DIST” and “odo” to see if they line up. If not, your display may have an issue that needs repair or replacement. If you haven’t already done so, I’d take a photo of both the “DIST”...
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    Total mileage, like a normal speedometer?

    If you toggle your display (by pushing the right or left button) to the 5 different screens, on one screen you will see "odo" (large letters) with total accumulated miles below (small numbers), on another screen you will see "DIST" (this is her default screen) which shows the miles of your...
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    Carrying a Como

    The Thule Easyfold is a good solution. We carry both a large Vado 4.0 high step and a medium Vado 5.0 low step with no issues. No bar going over the fenders. Soft clamps attach to frame. No scratches (so far). EasyFold rack locks to vehicle, E-bikes lock to rack, without cables. Comes with a...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    The price difference is now +$850 for the 5.0 ($4,350 vs $3,500). When I bought a 4.0 it was on sale for ~$2,500 and at that time the 5.0 was $5,150, more than 2x the price of the 4.0. We then also got a 5.0 step thru for my wife when the price dropped to $4,350. Owning both, I can definitely...
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    Love my Vado 5.0, BUT........

    I guess my wife and I have just been very fortunate. Bought a Trek SC +7 for myself and an Electra TC 8i for my wife two years ago. Took them both into the shop once for a software update and for the Trek to activate walk mode and lights on/off. That’s it, now have 3,400 miles on the Trek...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    @gadgetguy: I just checked on specialized.com and they are showing “out of stock” for all sizes of the Turbo Vado 5.0 Step-Through, so your local LBS may not even be able to order one if they wanted to right now. From the website you can search for in stock inventory at dealers near your...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Ritchey makes a Supernova Universal Stem Faceplate mount that attaches to your stem faceplate, and the width is slightly adjustable. This is what I needed to mount my Supernova headlight to the Kinekt Suspension Stem faceplate since the Kinekt Suspension Stem faceplate bolts were slightly wider...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Thanks Stefan. The Kinekt Suspension Stem has a short travel and doesn't conflict with the Bosch Purion display on the Trek Super Commuter +7. I am mainly riding the 2020 Vado with suspension fork but thought this might be of interest to some rigid fork riders. The Baramind BAM Trek shock...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    @jcolbyc: It looks like you’ve got your Como dialed in. Since the Como is rigid, I wonder if you’ve considered adding a suspension stem and or seat post? Here is a picture on the new Kinekt Suspension Stem I mounted on my rigid Trek Super commuter. With the suspension fork, we don’t really need...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Pretty hot in Sacramento recently. Mornings aren’t bad with delta breeze. Commuting to office (15 miles) with laptop and lunch in tow. Racktime trunk bag helps!