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Old 10-21-14, 10:15 AM
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How many miles do you have on your commuter?

My main bike is this 2013 Surly Cross Check (this photo was taken where it hangs out in my office), and it just hit 6,000 miles. Do any of you have running mileage totals on any of your bikes?
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Old 10-21-14, 10:41 AM
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Old 10-21-14, 10:45 AM
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Not really sure. Rarely use my Garmin on it:

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I don't keep a total. Partly because a lot of my trips are short, 1-2 miles. I don't use a cycle computer or anything on it.
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I keep running totals for total mileage on all of my bikes but my spreadsheet doesn't separate out commuting miles by bike. Plus, I commute on 4 different bikes at times, so the mileage is spread out. Last week, I topped the 30,000-mile mark for bike commuting, but over that time period (7.5 years), I have commuted on at least 8 different bikes.
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Old 10-21-14, 11:08 AM
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Way way way way way too many bikes to keep totals on singles (maybe if I put on those silly little comps).
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Old 10-21-14, 11:57 AM
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this is one of the things I like most about strava - selecting which bike when you save your route.

4,508 miles on my jake the snake

348 miles on my schwinn single speed
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Old 10-21-14, 12:08 PM
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That's a great picture!

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Not really sure. Rarely use my Garmin on it:

NYC office parking by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
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Old 10-21-14, 12:26 PM
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My job has a few buildings and each one has it's own view on bike parking.
in this bldg.; I used a garbage bag to camouflage the bike a bit:

EAST RIVER OFFICE VIEW, NYC by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
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Old 10-21-14, 12:30 PM
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My 2013 Kona Jake is at 3880 miles.



Its predecessor (a 2008 Jake) got to 9120 miles before I sold it, which is the highest total I've put on a single bike. I like getting new bikes too much to get a really high mileage total on any one.
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I have 25,000+ (mostly commuting) miles (40,000+ km) on my Spicy Monocog over 5 1/2 years.

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About 16,000 on my Nashbar road frame. Although only the frame, fork and headset are the same as when I built it in 2012.
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Previous commuter (Nishiki hybrid, alu frame) had about 32 000km when I recycled the frame after 8 years of service. I had a crash that bent something in the rear geometry and it wouldn't shift correctly again, no matter what I or the LBS tried. Shame, it was a good bike.

Current GT hybrid is not getting miles at the same rate. I've had it about 3 years now, and it's somewhere between 6-7 thousand kms.

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I have about 300 miles on my uptown. I probably had about 8000 on my trek. I've started riding more and more as time has progressed, so if i still have this uptown in 12 years, it will prolly have 20k miles on it or so.

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I have a few bikes that have gone in excess of 30,000 km and I stopped keeping track a long time ago... my yearly mileage used to be 16,000 km with 10,000 of those km being from commuting with the other 6k coming from mountain biking and road riding.

My wife's commuter (a Breezer) has 20,000 km on it and has needed nothing but brake pads and a set of new wheels after the originals wore out after many seasons in the PNW.

My touring bike used to be one of my commuters, it has over 40,000 km on it and I bought it as a used but barely ridden bicycle.
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Yes, every one of them. My current commute has been the same for over 10 years now and I don't have any compelling reason to know that number nor the desire to keep track of it.

I'm more of a ride collector than a mileage collector. I use a Garmin on MTB rides and long road rides and I find that data to be interesting from a route planning standpoint.
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No clue. I don't use bicycle speedometers, odometer, clocks, or computers. I also don't have a smart phone or GPS device. Heck, I don't even wear a wristwatch.

It seems like trying to keep track of stuff like Strava does would take the child-like joy of cycling away and make it seem more like work.
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Previous commuter, a 1996 Crescent Trekking, had ~80.000 km on it when I retired it.

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Previous commuter, a 1996 Crescent Trekking, had ~80.000 km on it when I retired it.

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Nice Crescent. I had one from the 80s when I lived on Kungsholmen. I left it for the next "tenants."
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On my main commuter It's approximately 30000 kms (18500 miles) My winter commuter got approximately 1500 miles, 2 winters so far.
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Originally Posted by modernjess View Post
My current commute has been the same for over 10 years now and I don't have any compelling reason to know that number nor the desire to keep track of it.
Since my commutes are consistent, I can keep track of a reasonably accurate total of my mileage without a computer on every ride.
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Surly Cross-check, 19,000+ mi
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Got my FELT last year. 4070 mi on it so far (missed a lot this year due to health issues)
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