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Old 03-04-21, 06:38 PM
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The most miles on a bike

What’s the most miles you guys have put on a bike or how many miles is on your bike currently?
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Old 03-04-21, 06:48 PM
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My Cannondale has about 25,000 miles on it.
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Longest in time was 114 miles with 12,000 ft of gain.

Longest in mileage was 126 with 7,000 ft of gain.

Mileage on bikes? Tricky. 13,000 on a bike when frame snapped. 13,000 on the next bike that snapped at the frame as well. 17,000 on current bike still going strong. A second bike older bike, about 20,000. Another bike about 10,000. A mountain bike, about 4,000. I've totaled up past and present bikes since 1996, total about a year ago and came out with 75,000 on the collection of bikes I have had.
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Old 03-04-21, 06:59 PM
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I have 5 bikes that Do everything I can imagine my self doing in the cycling world.
All units in miles:
All-terrain War-bike 2500
Vintage Schwinn Gaspipe 6000
Race bike 7000
Touring bike 3000
Gravel bike 7500

Ant then another 2000 or so on "miscellaneous other" from bike rental, borrow, repair test rides of family/friend fix/repair/gift bikes.
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I've easily got over 40,000 miles on my 2003 LeMond. But it reminds me of the joke about the old woodsman who brags about having owned the same axe for twenty years: "Yep," he said, "and I've only replaced the head twice and the handle three times."

My old LeMond is a bit better than that: the frame, fork, and a couple other bits are original at this point, while the wheels, drivetrain components, saddle, etc, have all been replaced 1x, 2x, or more.
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Old 03-04-21, 08:09 PM
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I'm on the low end here. 1,600 mi on my Cannondale Quick 5.
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Old 03-04-21, 08:27 PM
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27,000 miles in the past6 years.

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I presently have 46,000 miles on my speedo, spread across three bikes. A Raleigh Hybrid, a
Trek FX and my 2014 Trek Domane. I'd say without digging out the calendars, My Domane is between 28,000 to 30,000 miles of the total.
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Old 03-04-21, 09:01 PM
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Just over 10,070 miles on my old school steel road bike that I got in 2017. No idea how many miles were on that 1989 bike before I got it. I doubt it had many miles -- all the wear was cosmetic due to storage, but little apparent wear to the drivetrain and consumables.

8,400 miles on my favorite hybrid, since 2016. Ditto, no idea how many miles on that 1993 bike before I got it, but it didn't look heavily ridden.

2,700 miles on the older carbon fiber bike I got in 2019. That was also an early 1990s Trek OCLV, and ridden quite a bit before I got it, but nearly the entire drivetrain was replaced. It's currently disassembled for complete overhaul after the original headset went bad. It hasn't been ridden since early January 2020, so that 2,700 miles was all between May 2019-Jan 2020. Great bike, I need to get it up and runni... riding... again.
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27,000 miles in the past65 years.
You don't look a day over 65 too.
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Old 03-05-21, 07:18 AM
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You don't look a day over 65 too.
Opps... should be 6 years. BTW, i am 65.

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But it reminds me of the joke about the old woodsman who brags about having owned the same axe for twenty years: "Yep," he said, "and I've only replaced the head twice and the handle three times."
Yes, like that, my 1998 Fuji Touring (bought in '99) has some 60,000 miles on it. 12,000 were before the chainstay broke (frame replaced under lifetime warranty!). The fork and brakes are still original! Bars replaced when a little old lady turned into her driveway -- and me. Most exciting was when the OEM seatpost failed, and the saddle rotated back, and down, and... I made the Call of Shame.
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I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the time and will to ride as much as people on this thread.
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I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the time and will to ride as much as people on this thread.
I'm retired and for the past year if i'm not riding then i'm sitting on the couch, watching cable news, yelling at the TV and eating. So i ride A LOT.
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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.
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I put over 10,000 miles on my Cannondale touring bike in under 2 years. About 10,000 of those miles were fully loaded miles logged during three extended trips, including one of nearly four months. Longest day during that trip was about 135 miles. But who is counting?
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I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the time and will to ride as much as people on this thread.
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I'm retired and for the past year if i'm not riding then i'm sitting on the couch, watching cable news, yelling at the TV and eating. So i ride A LOT.
I'm mostly retired, and it's freakin' great. I'm older than ever, and riding more than ever. Drinking more beer than ever, too.
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I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the time and will to ride as much as people on this thread.
Starting at age 34 I took a couple of years off from the working world. During that time, I rode across the U.S., among other things. Spent a night in Isle, MN, BTW.
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First Year 11,200 miles

Second Year 15,923 Miles
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I'm mostly retired, and it's freakin' great. I'm older than ever, and riding more than ever. Drinking more beer than ever, too.
Hope you don't have beer in your bidon. Can't imagine it takes good from plastic container.
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Hope you don't have beer in your bidon. Can't imagine it takes good from plastic container.
Might not taste good, but I bet it wouldn't taste bad.
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Might not taste good, but I bet it wouldn't taste bad.
But is it... "less filling?
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Hope you don't have beer in your bidon. Can't imagine it takes good from plastic container.
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.
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Originally Posted by MNHarv View Post
I'm seriously impressed by folks who have the time and will to ride as much as people on this thread.
Just out of curiosity, how much do you ride in an average year?
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