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Old 03-05-21, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris1083
What’s the most miles you guys have put on a bike or how many miles is on your bike currently?
Ballpark certainly, but my Litespeed is up around 60,000 miles. At this stage, though, I think only the frame, seatpost and one of the shifters are original

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Old 03-05-21, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I have put wine in water bottles before, but not in a long time and never while riding. IIRC, I did it to avoid suspicion in state and local campgrounds where alcohol is not permitted, which includes all PA and NJ state parks, which is stupid because people drink anyway. At this one NJ state park I take long weekend tours to the recycling bins have plenty of empty beer and wine containers in them.
I drank a lot of beer out of tin mugs when camping in PA. As long as you weren't blatant about it or falling about the place drunk, no-one seemed to mind.
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
Just out of curiosity, how much do you ride in an average year?

I'm not much more than an enthusiastic casual rider. I ride when I can and on good weeks, ten to twenty mile rides a few times a week. I'm not far from the Wobegon Trail and take various lengths of it when work doesn't wear me out. Also very much a fair weather rider. Put those two requisites together with living in a colder climate and I start later in the season than most here and quit a bit earlier than most here as well. I have no idea how many miles I put on in a year but it isn't much. I just enjoy pretty much every minute of it.
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Old 03-05-21, 06:03 PM
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Had about 30Kmi on a Schwinn Le Tour, back in the 1980s, but since then I probably haven't put more than ~8Kmi on any given bike. (Old injuries preclude great distances.)

Current bike is a refurb project Trek 970. Unknown prior mileage. Still getting all components installed and tuned, so no mileage yet.
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Originally Posted by Litespud
I drank a lot of beer out of tin mugs when camping in PA. As long as you weren't blatant about it or falling about the place drunk, no-one seemed to mind.
Yeah. Thatís pretty much how it works. I take extra precautions so I donít get fined or, even worse, kicked out at night.

The alcohol ban struck me as odd. I had never once camped until my first tour, which was from Seattle to Philly via Bar Harbor. Didnít stay at any PA or NJ state parks. You could easily get and drink beer and wine most places. When I finally started doing local trips I was surprised at the prohibition in PA and NJ state parks. Interestingly, I camped at a private place near York, PA in September that was dry. Same thing. Alcohol containers in recycling bins. I had happy hour inside my tent.


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Old 03-05-21, 06:38 PM
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My 12 year old Habanero has over 50,000 miles on it. I plan to get at least another 50k.
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Old 03-06-21, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
The real mystery is with the older bikes that we had before we had any kind of ways to track mileage. Sure, there were the old clicker things that tripped a lever with each turn of the wheel but every one we had in our family, eventually got lost or eventually taken off the bike for whatever reason.

I rode my old Sears bike for about fifteen years, until eventually the large chainring wore out to the point it would skip beneath the chain during hard pedaling. No idea of the mileage unfortunately.
This. Strava tells me I have 7,000 miles on my CAAD10. Iíve no idea whatsoever how many miles I put on my old bikes in the 90s.
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About 60,000 miles, and it took me that long to realize that the fork is badly bent to one side, as well as having its French steering tube finally stripped completely by the English headset. Now I know why it looked affordable.
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Originally Posted by Chris1083
Whatís the most miles you guys have put on a bike or how many miles is on your bike currently?
I have 18,200 miles on my 2018 Giant Escape since the end of September 2018. The most miles I have done were last year for sure. I rode 8,398 miles. My best before that was 2016 when I rode 7445 miles. I have been able to ride much more than usual due to teaching from home. A lot of time is saved not having to drive to school and get ready for the day.
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Maybe an outlier

I average 15,000 k per year probably more than on my car. That is spread over our stable of bikes. Im in Toronto Ontario Canada and it doesn't make a lot of sense to drive so walking or biking is my go to. It is amazing how many k's or mile you actually do when your bike is your main transport vehicle. Also I'm a Randonneur so long rides are a part of every year.
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My Giant Rapid has a little over 26,500 miles.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Might not taste good, but I bet it wouldn't taste bad.
There is no such thing as a bad beer, just some are better than others.
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Old 03-08-21, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by EVFreewheeler
There is no such thing as a bad beer, just some are better than others.
Have you tasted Michelob Ultra?
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Originally Posted by Chris1083
Whatís the most miles you guys have put on a bike or how many miles is on your bike currently?
~22,000 mi. on a Specialized Hardrock MTB.
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With only a couple of months preparation, 2017 Bike Sebring 12/24 Hour

MALE SINGLE 24 HR AGE GROUP: 65 - 69
Place--No--- Name------------- Age-----Laps------- Time-------Miles
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1 ------187---John Van Note----67------ 41------- 22:47:44----307.8

The time of 22:47:44 was when I called it quits and turned in my chip. I actually went back to hotel room numerous times to shower, eat and even took a short nap. Actual bicycle pedaling time was a tad under 20 hours.

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I have about 18,000 miles on a 2008 RANS V-Rex. It was my commuter bike from 2008-2016 and 2018. Retirement began 1/1/2019. No miles on it so far in 2021 - it's now my backup recumbent.
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I've ridden my 1999 Trek 5200 over 100,000 miles. I rode it to work with a 23-mile commute for 20 years.
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As of today 200,594. Titanium frame, carbon fork, Ultegra brakes, and seat the same, everything else has been replaced at least once.
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My Gios has a lot. I used to ride around 15,000 miles per year, and have had the bike for some 23 years, though I have ridden it less over the last 10 or so, as I have spent more time on other bikes. I figure it has something over 100,000 miles on it. It is a Compact Pro model with a steel frame, which is still holding up well. I have been through a lot of chains, chainrings, cassettes, shifter and brake cables, as well as wearing out the original Campy Record brake/shift levers. It still runs on '98 Mavic Helium wheels and hubs, though I had to replace the bearings in the front hub.
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Something in the neighbourhood of 50,000 km on my Marinoni.

I've cycled about 170,000 km in total since 1990.
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Originally Posted by acole3
As of today 200,594. Titanium frame, carbon fork, Ultegra brakes, and seat the same, everything else has been replaced at least once.
Color me impressed. What brand is it? And what's the story behind the original seat, but presumably you changed out the seatpost?
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
Color me impressed. What brand is it? And what's the story behind the original seat, but presumably you changed out the seatpost?
It's a Habanaro frame that I built up myself. I had been retired about 3 years and in my late 50's at the time. No the seatpost is the same as is the stem. As for the seat the cover has worn out but I wear padded shorts so no problem. When I find one that works I tend to stay with it. Also upgraded to DI2 about 50,000 mile ago.
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