Tuesday, July 14, 2009
logging your miles to help in maintenance
Lots of folks ride 3000-5000 miles in one year. That would necessitate a chain change every year and a cassette change every 2 years.
Now if you only ride 1000 miles a year, obviously your chain and cassette will last longer.
So tracking your miles is a worthwhile activity. Since I started tracking my miles in March, I have done over 1000 miles already. So by next spring I may be around 3000-4000 miles and both my chain and cassette will be ready for changing. I had from July of last year 1700 miles, so for the past year I have 2700 miles. I will easily add another 2000 miles by next spring.
So as you can see, tracking miles is a good idea.