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Bike Maintenance & Record keeping Apps

Oct. 10, 2015, 12:28 p.m.
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I like the idea of tracking repairs and parts (sizes, chain lengths, serial numbers etc.), usually I just use Evernote and my calendar, but a single app looks appealing-just which one?

  1. Bike Repair $4.59
  2. Feedback Sports Bicycle Maintenance Tracker - free
  3. BikeSetup - free

Are three that popped up in a quick search, I'm sure there must be more.

Experiences and recommendations?

Thanks

Oct. 10, 2015, 8:27 p.m.
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Jesus fuck……now you've gone too far.

Oct. 11, 2015, 12:37 a.m.
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I personally use Strava. You can add parts to particular bikes on particular days and it'll keep track of the mileage. Easy since I log all my rides on there anyway.

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Oct. 11, 2015, 8:16 a.m.
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I've been using an called
"bike setup"
As far chain wear goes I use use a chain stretch tool once a week.
I read an article on how to make your drive train last a lot longer using 3 identical chains.
You cycle through the chains 1 month at a time…
Might try it

Oct. 11, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
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You should all use Bike Setup because its mine, I had plans to add a bunch of the other stuff you mention, but unfortunately my wife who is the programming brains behind it, found a new job and doesn't have the time to take it past the original idea.

Oct. 12, 2015, 10:14 a.m.
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I use a good ole fashioned notebook. Works well, is cheap and is always in my shop.

Oct. 18, 2015, 7:03 p.m.
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I personally use Strava. You can add parts to particular bikes on particular days and it'll keep track of the mileage. Easy since I log all my rides on there anyway.

I do the same.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Oct. 18, 2015, 7:09 p.m.
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I use Strava for shits and giggles. And I like to believe I'm getting as good as Tim rides WPB trails day in/day out.

The latter isn't happening. But I've reach a happy understanding when my bike is very unhappy with its components after a couple of years of riding with little to no recording.

I think the biggest wear items to keep your eye on:
1) Fork lower lubrication
2) Brake pad/oil
3) Swap your linkage bearing yearly at the bare minimum
4) Headset bearings

Tires/tubes are very obvious. Keep lubing your chain and keep it clean.

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