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  1. Nwr2339

    Como 4.0 Brake Pads

    Going to take it to the bike shop later today. Something went wrong somewhere. I got the pads clean to where they looked like new with no visible glaze by using a bit of sand paper and alcohol. but maybe they are still saturated to the point I can't see. And I still have no idea why the stopping...
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    Como 4.0 Brake Pads

    I was already one in when I read the advice not to and just remove the wheel. Everything seemed fine, got the calipers aligned with rotor dead center easy enough but now both still squeak and I have no braking power in the rear. Don't have time now cause of work but I don't know what to do. The...
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    Como 4.0 Brake Pads

    I'll have to take a look after work. I was thinking they had to come out through the bottom of the caliper and not the top meaning I would have to at least remove the caliper...but maybe not. Maybe at lunch i'll go down and try to remove by just removing the pin and sliding them out.
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    Como 4.0 Brake Pads

    Rotors are clean. Cleaned them with fresh microfiber cloth and the Alcohol (not sure if it was denatured). pads are really new (310 miles) and no issues until i cleaned the bike so at this point i'm sure its the pads that got contaminated.
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    Como 4.0 Brake Pads

    That was my thought. Remove the two bolts to take off the caliper. Remove and clean the pads. Place pads back in. put caliper back in place with bolts a bit loose. Pull brake to square caliper and then tighten the bolts. Seems easier to me but i'm a big time bike noob and wasn't sure. Even the...
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    Como 4.0 Brake Pads

    So I'm a moron and sprayed my brakes with brake parts cleaner which apparently was an oil based one because now after cleaning my bike to look like new the brakes squeal horribly. Cleaned all I could with alcohol but they still sound just as bad. My question, is it really required to remove...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

    Lucky you! I have the same bike but mine came with the cheap fenders and light still under the seat. The fenders are possibly what I dislike the most about the bike. They are constaly out of alignment no matter how much I tighten them down. Very frustrating. As for the light I ended up buying...
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    Como Tires - Something slightly more agressive?

    Still pretty new to bikes and so far love the Como 4.0. One thing i've thought might be an issue are the tires. Totally fine on well packed gravel and paved roads but they get quite squirly on any type of sand, semi loose gravel or grass. I generally have to stop peddling to make sure the bike...
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    Been using the light for a little over a week. Definitely lasts the length of the batter on my Como 4.0 (35-50 miles per charge depending on how i ride and hills). Betting it would last 2-3 charges. Might try that this week. Also an important thing to note. The light I bought has an ambient...
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    I don't. I still use hand singles and my mirror and...turn to check blind spots. The lights will at a minimum increase the likelihood of being noticed. It's quite bright during the day and at night with lasers it looks like a glowing ball of light. Using this light is not an excuse to not...
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    Carrying a Como

    I also have the Kuat NV 2.0 and use it for a Como 3.0 and 4.0. so far we love it. Very secure. Also thought about the Velcro strap but so far haven't needed it. Likely buy one for longer trips.
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    So far I've been able to but I've only had it for 4 days. Now that I just fully charged it we'll see how long it lasts. My plan is to leave it on standby and just use the remote. I don't do much riding but usually a 5-mile Ride each morning. Skip today to go fishing though! But I'll start back...
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    The only times you have to touch it is after a charge. You can leave it on the bike to do that too (or remove it and charge in the house if you'd like) but once charged, you turn the light on and from there just use the remote. you essentially have to turn it on so it's on standby so you can...
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    You can do both. I've just been turning the power on the light itself. And then on and off from there after with the remote. So far so good. Here's the link. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072NDDM6R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_q1O.EbQW8RFYW It comes with the seat pole attachment and a little bracket...
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    Abus Cafe Style (Frame Lock) on Como 4.0?

    Thank you so much for this. I tried searching the forum a couple times and didn't seem to find it. Must have had the wrong keywords or didn't look hard enough. looks like I can make it work though. I have a dremel and could do basically the same as in the pictures you showed. Might tell my...
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    Got the light and so far it seems to work great. Long as the battery lasts as long as the bike battery I'll be happy.
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    Abus Cafe Style (Frame Lock) on Como 4.0?

    Anyone been able to successfully apply an Abus cafe lock (Frame Lock) to a Como 4.0? A friend who bought a 4.0 and 5.0 said the shop couldn't get it to fit right on the 4.0 and the 5.0 was difficult. He couldn't give me specifics though. I'm getting ready to order some Key Alike Abus locks and...
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    I found a different posting in Amazon...I'll have it Monday. Hopefully I rig it to mount on my rack
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    Rear light with turn signals and accelerometer for brake light?

    Missed this one. I'd try it but last time I ordered something that said 4-6 week delivery it never came.