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  1. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    No need to be embarrassed! Long answer coming soon, I'm so overstressed and underslept from outdoor work and it's another story. I have it, I finally have the cranks swapped, now, if I can find where I left the pedals after using the vise in the woodshop to get them off, I'll be able to ride...
  2. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Wow, thanks for that video! As a kid, I only saw Cash as an old man with the lowest voice I ever heard. Those are some pretty pumps ;). If you saw a guy today wearing shoes like that , people would ask for their pronouns. 😁 BTW, thanks for the explanation of the phrase,"dancing on a pony keg" too.
  3. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    She is a burro from the Havasu herd in the Nevada/California range. Also I'm light enough to ride her, she acts like I'm a puma on her neck when I get on. She's a much better pack animal and, where I live, she's more likely to get stolen than the bike! 😏 As for the smug vertically superior...
  4. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    It's good that you cover your skin from the sun, as do I, but not drinking while you ride is courting danger. At 95 F I'm drinking at least a litre of water an hour. Not sweating in the heat can lead to hyperthermia, ,my man.
  5. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Well, the bike is finally ready for me, the LBS having swapped out the components to Deore so I could have shifters that my hands can work. Now, I'm looking for a ride to the shop so I can pick it up! It's going to be in the +90 degree range this week, too hot for me to ride, and I am way behind...
  6. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Yes, it has been a great disappointment to see that even the better bike manufacturers who traditionally provided bikes in a wider range of sizes have, like all corporations, prioritized profits over service. It seems that, unless they can sell a large enough number of units to maximize profit...
  7. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Sadly, I had to give up riding in the drops years ago with the damage in my hands; I started by putting aero bars on my Trek 520 but finally had to put upswept bars and kept the bar-end shifters. So I don't know what they make in road ebikes, but Trek still makes most of their bikes, including...
  8. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Ummmm, donk, not mule. She packs, I walk. It would take about two days...🤪 Thanks Stefan, this forum needs a Hug emoji for a reaction! 🤗 You caught me just in time... it's so tempting, especially when they spout misconceptions fed to them by the misinformation machine. 😎 🦓
  9. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    After I read this last night I called the LBS at 7AM and got the owner in the shop and asked him if the bike was ready. He said he had been alone in the shop all week so was building it tonight. When I asked about delivering it he said he wouldn't be able to for at least a week because he was...
  10. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    I actually don't know. I'm waiting to hear from the shop but I haven't called him because I'm still trying to figure out how to get there to pick it up, other than hitchhiking. 🤔
  11. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Thanks sc00ter. I wouldn't have survived if I hadn't been wearing full motorcycle gear. My brains would've been all over the road. Some of my friends think I'll be in more danger on an ebike but I don't think so! 🙃
  12. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    I wish I had sold it before I put it back on the road. I hadn't ridden in 4 1/2 years because of my arthritic hands but last June I drove my Prius off the road to avoid a collision about to happen between a pickup truck and a tractor pulling a round baler. With no shoulder I drove down an...
  13. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    I ordered the Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 on Sunday, left a message for the LBS owner on Monday to call me regarding components and didn't get a call back yet. I just called and the bike already arrived at his shop! I gave him your list of the M5100 group and he ordered them as we spoke. One...
  14. BurroBabe

    Specialized Vado 4 or Ride1Up Prodigy V2

    No, I didn't change my mind (although that is not impossible). I ordered the Vado in black, although I haven't decided yet whether to turn that into a Zebra or a Bee. If the Gazelle mid-step frame had given me more standover clearance, I would have gone for the Medeo T10+ for the lighter weight...
  15. BurroBabe

    Specialized Vado 4 or Ride1Up Prodigy V2

    If that was a Gazelle Medeo T10+ or Ultimate T10+ I would trade with you!
  16. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Why? he asks. Well, first thing is that with my right hand barely functional or at least very painful most of the time, it took me over 3 hours just to put up hangers for two blinds on my window, not counting the prep work to get to the window frame and measure. Putting it together is...
  17. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Not nice! Shame on you. No one is going to insult an entire cultural group on my thread! Go sit in the corner for a time-out.
  18. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    I am so glad you brought up these questions! The Vado is coming with 11 sp so I would just stay with that. I didn't realize that I was pushing a 48t chainring! that explains how I could get up to about 44mph in only the mid-range of the gears, and I don't do super-fast cadence either. I think...
  19. BurroBabe

    Specialized Vado 4 or Ride1Up Prodigy V2

    I'm wondering why the Turbo Como isn't on you "considering" list. The shop where I tried out the Vado also had the Como 3 and 5. The owner had me try the Como (because of the full step-through) but I personally have not liked the feel of gates drive on the Gazelle 380 or the Como. The Como's...
  20. BurroBabe

    8+ months of research, 100s of hours, know what I need & want but can't find it

    Your comment made me realize that I didn't make it clear. The LBS owner told me that the Vado I wanted wasn't available to the dealer network, only for the direct to consumer network. Specialized has two pots of bikes. He told me to order it sent to him, he would get his cut from Specialized to...
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