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Old 12-24-04, 06:44 AM
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How many miles are on your commuter?

Hello All
I put 1200 km on my old 1984 Raleigh 12 speed from August to October, and thought that if I rode yr round, I'd put around 5000 km per year on the bike. So, how many total miles do you have on your bike as a result of regular commuting???

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Old 12-24-04, 08:46 AM
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Only about 2200 this year, trying for double that next year.
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I have about 2,465 miles so far, hope to break 2500 by year end.
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1428 + miles new bike, bought in June.
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During the spring/summer/fall I put about 80 - 100 miles a week on my commuter. I don't ride in the rain so less during the winter. I've had my trusty Breezer since late '98 so that's a lot of miles on that baby. I also did the AIDS Ride on my commuter. I figured that I ride the bike every weekday so why not the AIDS Ride? I may not have been the fastest one there, but I didn't experience the ankle or knee problems the roadies eventually came down with after the third or fourth day.
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~150 miles. I just picked it up a couple of weeks ago.
I got a job (finally) in late August and have a little over 700 commuting miles for 2004.
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Old 12-25-04, 01:13 AM
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2619 mi. since I upgraded (Replaced the old beater frame, and some of the parts w/ an IRO Jamie Roy frame and spiffier parts.), and started commuting on my fixie in March.

Not all of those are commute miles, but the majority are.

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13000 (19500k) miles over the last year and 10 months. I figure I will end up with around 7000 (10500k) miles for this year.
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About 8,000 miles (13,000 km) in a bit over three years. Only a few humdred of these miles are non-commuting.

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Where are all the guys that posted in my thread telling me that I'm too mileage obsessed? I would have thought that at least one of them posted in this thread.


Anyway, I'm on my second commuter bike. The first one lasted me about 19,000 miles and if you add that to my mileage on my new bike I'm close to 23,000 miles since I began commuting January 1995.
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My current commuter is a Cannondale T2000 that was 3 years old in November. I just rolled over 12,000 miles on the computer this month. This year I put 2,200 commute miles and 2,400+ club ride miles on this bike. My goal is 5,000+ miles in 2005.
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Originally Posted by RonH
~150 miles. I just picked it up a couple of weeks ago.
I got a job (finally) in late August and have a little over 700 commuting miles for 2004.
Good luck on your job. I remember several years ago not having a job during the Christmas season. I really hit rock bottom.
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I stopped counting when my computer stopped working.

Now I just look for the signs my chain is wearing out and needs replacing.

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I currently have 4 bikes (with fenders) that get ridden regularly.
1) Eisentraut Limited, bought in 1977, has around 33,000 miles on it, about 30,000 were commuting in Los Angeles.
2) My Vermont Commuter, no brand really, purpose built Jan 2002 has probably 8 or 9,000 on it, I have a computer on it but sometimes switch wheels or computer heads and don't keep really accurate mileage.
3) Surly Pacer, I think it has about 3,000.
4) Surly Cross-Check, got it last January, it has about 1,500 miles on it.
During the last 8 commuting years I've had a Trek X0-1, sold it after 9,000 miles, and 2 junker/clunker commuters which got ridden a lot and then sold to other commuters, a 1983 Peugeot PSV-10 probably 20,000 when sold in 2002, 1991 Specialized Allez Epic probably 20,000 when sold in 2000.
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Almost 13,000 miles in three years. Noble Steed.
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My Dawes roadie (4 years old) has covered over 10,000 miles, not withstanding replacement wheels, chain, sprockets, chainrings etc. etc..... Commuting is a very challenging "road test" of bike components.

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both commuters are new bike and they split commute duty.
Trek 4900 04 - 1400 miles this year
Lemond Proprad - 700 miles this year
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I've had my Giant Cypress since April. 2380 miles as of Tuesday's commute. Unfortunately events are conspiring to keep me off the bike except for 2 or so days a week, so I'm slowing down.

I do hope to roll 3000 miles before the year mark. If I can keep up 2 days a week for the rest of the winter, I'll do it. When I bought the bike I didn't know what to expect, and had only hoped to be able to do 1000 miles a year, so I'm way ahead of the game.
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Old 12-30-04, 10:48 AM
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Close to 20K on my Univega hybrid that I bought in 1993. I just replaced the original chain and big ring this past November. Don't try that at home. I shouldn't admit that I went that long without replacing drive parts. They were past wasted!

Not all of those miles are commuter miles. The first two years I had the bike it was my only bike. Now it has several siblings.
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