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Charlie's Vado SL 5.Oh yeah

After an old friend and former boss passed I was lucky enough to get one of his bikes and have been rebuilding it to my liking which I know he would probably love as well if he got to ride it. Basically just wanted wider tires so I went to 650b and swapped the handlebar and went from mechanical to wireless. Also added a carbon fork back to the bike since I had no plans on running a front rack as he did and didn't love the 4.0 Alloy fork. Sorry the photos are so tiny, not sure what happened there. I was talking with some former co-workers and they were saying that he would base a lot of what he did on his bike on what I was doing with mine though he would never directly come to me and ask he would usually ask one of our techs and go that way but good to know though he also did his own thing as well. Also the Garmin Varia light is absolutely fantastic, bright and has a warning light for cars or people coming up behind so it does a little pattern I may not add another rear light!

Specialized Vado SL 5.0 M

Whisky Parts Co. No. 9 CXLR./Cane Creek 40 mix

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Praxis Works M30 Alloy E-Cranks

Crank Bros. Stamp 7 Pink

SRAM chainring 42t, SRAM NX 11-50 cassette and SRAM 12 speed chain

SRAM GX Eagle AXS, ZIrbel Twister WE03, SRAM Clics, SRAM BlipBox

Velo Orange Crazy Bars (v2), Ritchey WCS C220 Stem 110mm +/-25, Ergon GC1 grips and ESI Chunky for the extensions

Selle Royal, Kinekt XR

Magura MT4 FM

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Astral Outback/SON12 Dynamo, Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H Tire - 650b x 50 Tanwall

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Astral Outback/White Industries XMR+, Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H Tire - 650b x 50 Tanwall

Supernova M99 DY Pro headlight and Racktime I-Valo 2 (running off the dynamo), Garmin Varia eRTL615 (running off of battery and soon to be a Supernova TL3 Pro rear light), 2X Ortleib Fork Packs

More Info:
There will possibly be another front light down the road and a new rack. I chose to get a dynamo so I could run the M99 front light and also have a radar rear light and a second really bright rear light and not overload the system. Kind of an older school approach to lighting but it also means I could add a charger or something later down the road, Cinq Plug 5 maybe?

Added by Veganbikes. Last updated 21 days ago.

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