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  1. Stefan Mikes

    To the "Karens", and the "Carls" out there😂 Those riding dirty too.

    Like in "conducteur"? :) It is "-eur" that is important here, the English "-er", not "leur" :) Now please tell me why double consonants are used in English? (You could just "tel me") :D
  2. Stefan Mikes

    To the "Karens", and the "Carls" out there😂 Those riding dirty too.

    Any country does :) Bear in mind English is a language exclusively created from the tongues of all invaders to southern Britain (while Welsh is the native language of Cymru). Take the English word "manoeuvre" (it is as hard I cannot memorize it!) and compare it to the American "maneuver" (so...
  3. Stefan Mikes

    New stuff on my Turbo Vado 4.0

    Congratulations Marquez! You will be so glad, I am sure! What colour? Vado SL has changed me from an e-biker to a cyclist over the time of my ownership. It was my principal e-bike for a gravel ultramarathon: it was as lightweight as I could carry it uphill, upstairs, over obstacles. It handled...
  4. Stefan Mikes

    Specialized Turbo Tero X 5.0 Taillight Wiring

    The cost of the larger battery (that will fit the X4) will be at least the price difference between X4 and X5...
  5. Stefan Mikes

    Firmware Updates for Vado 4 (2021)

    It looks it is not!
  6. Stefan Mikes

    To the "Karens", and the "Carls" out there😂 Those riding dirty too.

    I wonder why the Americans have never simplified the spelling to "derailer" :) I know Sheldon Brown really tried...
  7. Stefan Mikes

    Firmware Updates for Vado 4 (2021)

    It's perfectly OK to do the firmware update.
  8. Stefan Mikes

    New stuff on my Turbo Vado 4.0

    Yes, yes, yes. A Range Extender battery holds exactly the half of the main battery charge, weighs 1.0 kg (2.42 lbs), and comes with a fitting water-bottle-cage, and a rubber band. You need to buy as an extra the SL Cable (Road version). If you want to charge the main battery and the RE in...
  9. Stefan Mikes

    To the "Karens", and the "Carls" out there😂 Those riding dirty too.

    I have the internet, too. https://www.hawaiistar.com/why-is-hawaii-so-expensive
  10. Stefan Mikes

    To the "Karens", and the "Carls" out there😂 Those riding dirty too.

    Rome, you deserve to be Ignored now. I do not read or talk with idiots. Instead of talking from your narrow experience, have look at the broader view. Realise it is expensive everywhere, not only on your island. Fucking Putin made it all. Besides, does not Hawaii exercise protectionism to...
  11. Stefan Mikes

    Should We Eliminate the Time Change?

    What I learned of yesterday was Iceland was on the Zulu time. Funny to think the border of the GMT zone was bent to fit Iceland into it :) My friends say Iceland is in Europe. I say it isn't. But the UK isn't in Europe either, it is what I have always said since Brexit (sorry @Chargeride. I had...
  12. Stefan Mikes

    2024 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    I had a similar situation with one of my e-bikes before as well. In that case, it was a connecting pin installed wrongly. Fortunately, I could identify the issue very soon! On the other hand, I had a strange soft click on my Vado (then 5.0) for months, and that turned out to be the internal...
  13. Stefan Mikes

    Specialized turbo vado SL 4.0 chainring information.

    I'm so glad to hear it!
  14. Stefan Mikes

    2024 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    A Good News @jason.flood no worries. The SL 1.1 motor is healthy! It was the drive-side crank that has worn out! The motor spindles are in a good shape. Only the crank has to be replaced! It is around 60 quids for a new crank, and it will be sent from a Specialized owned store in Bielsko-Biała...
  15. Stefan Mikes

    Stuck between apps

    I don't know why this happens, Bob. Say I had both Specialized App (SA) and MC installed (all on an Android phone). SA tries to overtake my Vado 6.0 and especially Vado SL (making the BT channel exclusive to itself). Next, I uninstall SA. I still can start MC and it can connect to either of my...
  16. Stefan Mikes

    Stuck between apps

    Your WSBC e-bike is certainly listed among the paired Bluetooth devices on your phone. Could you "Forget" it from the list and try pairing again when it goes to the list of unpaired BT devices around you?
  17. Stefan Mikes

    specialized creo 2

    I absolutely do agree with you Paul! With the weaker SL 1.1 motor, riding light on the main battery (degraded to 302 Wh) in 30/30% assistance in a flat area indicates the range of 100 miles. However, ride heavy loaded, hills, higher assistance, headwind, etc, and the range drops off the cliff.
  18. Stefan Mikes

    2024 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    The Puławy Trip Summary On a lighter note! There was a competition by the name of "The Bicycle Capital of Poland" in 2023. Cyclists could voluntarily download an app and track miles. Puławy got the 2nd place for cities of 50-65 thousand of population, which tells a lot about that gorgeous...
  19. Stefan Mikes

    2024 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    It's good the motor can be repaired at fifth of the new motor price... The common knowledge is the part that fails most often is a €40 sprocket clutch bearing that can be bought separately. I need to mention my Vado SL was crashed for many times. That might have affected the motor internals.
  20. Stefan Mikes

    2024 - Our Rides in Words, Photos, Maps and Videos

    No, the warranty expired in June 2023. Some 14000. It is not clear what has actually broken (not until the motor gets opened). It could be bearings or the main clutch. I will know when the overhaul kit arrives and Jacek opens the motor. Besides, I'm back home! And still have the Vado 6.0 to...
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