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    Como tire -- removing but cannot break the bead

    "After you have washed the winter tyres, please apply a lot of vaseline to the bead for the storage!" .. pause as to Vaseline or other petroleum based lube on rubber/(?) tires, suggest simple dish soap or glycerine (KY) applied to beads. Also had difficulty replacing rear tire with bead...
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    ODO stopped at 9,999 miles ???

    QUOTE: "( Now, my question is: Has @Eband ever got a software update for display from his Specialized LBS? Because I dare to doubt it. Software update was my specific request when I took bike to LBS of purchase. Also inquired about simple way to determine the specific Ver.* (sftwe version) of...
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    Specialized Como 5.0 shifting issue

    ... gears were slightly loose and appeared to have slight high spots or slightly dished , resulting in gears' movement and 'clicking'. ... so does anyone know if the Como 5.0 gear cassette have similar compound construction of final gears that could be suspect to 'clicking'?. . "normal...
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    Specialized Como 5.0 shifting issue

    Here's some related data -don't know if directly applicable: My Como 3.0 developed a clicking in 8th and the 9th gear (Top gear for 3.0) @ 3K miles. 9 speed cassette on Como 3.0 has last two - 8/9th gears separate from assembled cassette and held in place by the cassette to bearing fastener...
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    ODO stopped at 9,999 miles ???

    Now, my question is: Has @Eband ever got a software update for display from his Specialized LBS? Because I dare to doubt it. Software update was my specific request when I took bike to LBS of purchase. Also inquired about simple way to determine the specific Ver.* (sftwe version) of the bikes...
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    ODO stopped at 9,999 miles ???

    Not to appear totally hapless but have had Zero problems with either bike so have not been back to LBS until ODO reset problem. I have E-Mailed customer svc. Ride - recharge - ride recharge - repeat... What's the "TCU" - TCD-w?, Is "Mission Control " App available as download from Specialized...
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    ODO stopped at 9,999 miles ???

    LBS had also not run into this ODO time-out before and said he would contact mfg. Asked simply if any program updates for our bikes from Specialized since purchase, also asked if there is a 'Ver #" (sftwe version) determinable and was not clear on his response. What is 'early BLOKS' display...
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    ODO stopped at 9,999 miles ???

    Our Como 3.0 (@2019) ran up to 9,999 Miles and ODO stopped. How can ODO be 'Reset' . Without ODO it's more difficult to gauge maintenance intervals. LBS where purchased doesn't seem equipped to help ... Thanx EBand
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    Small Trunk Bag Recommendation

    ... just want something small to throw a couple items in (hand pump, tool, tube, money, small lock). For just those essential few items, I used the small soft box that came with the Como's accessories and manual. Atop a vintage Schwinn rack, the box/bag fits nicely holding tire repair equip...
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    Como cassette replacement.

    we have two Como 3.0 650B bikes. trying to replace cassette and chain. Specialized website specs : Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t Vendors only seem to have CS-200 in 11-34 T I can find Shimano "Alivio" CS HG 400 cassette in COMO's OEM 11-36T and Shimano "Altus" HG CS201 in the OEM...
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    Como Chain & Sprox source?

    Our Como's (2.0?) have some hard miles and wear on drive chain and sprox, a little over 8,000 miles on one and @ 3,500miles on other Como. Need Como front sprocket, rear 9 speed cluster and chain for the hi mile one. a reputable U.S. online retailer or similar source appreciated...
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    Chain length Como 2.0 / 3.0?

    * - EDIT worked when I went to actual Forum instead of New Posting" page. thanx...
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    Chain length Como 2.0 / 3.0?

    also as a new member I was trying to edit this thread but only the "TITLE ' appears when I select "edit thread", how do I edit text if necessary? thanx
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    Chain length Como 2.0 / 3.0?

    RE: Como stepthru's with the 9 speed derailleur and 48 T ring drivetrain. Our Como's have @ 2500 miles and @ 7500 miles respectively. No visible or riding problems but I want to replace drive chains on both. No problems with either but replaced disc pads on the 2.0 at @ 4000 miles . > What is...
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    Hitch racks for Cars

    Out two Como's (@ 45 lbs each) easily are carried on the ' K2 Overdrive" brand carrier. The sturdy carrier is 2" and fairly heavy (@40lbs) with a 120 pound load limit. The locking hitch puts carrier way out past rear of vehicle to enable lifting hatch/trunk. I re-drilled 2" carrier pin holes to...
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    What’s your winter ebike-related project you’re working on?

    ... added front fender to the 'Como to prevent road salt from spraying motor ventilation screen. I moved the fenders' Fork bracket down @ 6" to lower front fender and block more spray. Not in pic, is flat plastic fender fabbed' for rear tire spray. haev fun . . .
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    Fortnine study: Are electric bikes more dangerous than motorcycles?

    $ .02 more from rural NY area: I've owned my Class-3 Moped since 1977 and a PAS E-Bike for @ 1 year. 'Always felt the 30+ MPH Moped was much more dangerous than the Motorcycles I've also ridden. Not so with the E-Bikes mandated PAS - 20 MPH max . Typical 40-55MPH local roads meant the Moped...
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    Are you going to ride in snow?

    When on an E-bike or any bike, is another story altogether. Perhaps if I tried it with the studded tires, ... always rode bikes to school back in the mid 20'th century. 'Balloon tire' Schwinn, Columbia or Ward JC's, we would wrap cord / balebinding around the wheel/tires in winter. Rollfast ...
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    Are you going to ride in snow?

    ... just ordered big fat fenders to minimize road spray on our Como's tender parts. Rock salt is bad enuff' but new application in most areas is "Brine". Sprayed from trucks as pre-treatment it's more effective at keeping road surface treated instead of plowed off. It's also much more...
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    Como front fender?

    ... cheap plastic fenders are all much the same, and the attachment points are already on the frame (no drilling). Any suitable 'cheap plastics' known available aftermarket ? thanks