I have to admit, i suck!

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Mr. Beanz, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    For the life of me, I have a hard time recording my equipment replacement type info. I try mainly keeping track of tire replacements trying to record how many miles I get out of a tire. I mark it donw on strava, garmin, and even other sites I have joined in the past but can never remember where I placed the info ha ha!

    I just replaced a damaged tire with not too many miles on it and so I don't know how many actual miles it had on it, rather new.

    So today I placed it in the title of my Garmin activities page as there it is rather easy to see the title names so when it comes time to look back, I can easily track when I replaced the tire. :D

    I also started a little file folder to keep in my documents hoping to keep track this time.

    How do you track your stuff?
     
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  2. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    I never did.

    When a tire needs to be replaced, it gets replaced.

    One of the downsides of buying tires like Conti's GP4000S and 5000 are than by designed they stick more and subsequently wear more. If you ride hard (and miss the potholes) consider it "smiles per mile" rather than dollars per mile if you're tracking to get a monetary value or longevity rating from it.

    For me, life is too short to be riding for economy. Sure you don't need the most expensive frames, but where the road meets the rubber is where it counts. Buy a fast tire, keep it inflated to the correct pressure for every ride and have fun.
     
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  3. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I don't track anything by any means other than in my head. I use to do all of that when I raced and got fried doing it, never again, I ride for fun and exercise, and not to boil over the details afterwards.
     
  4. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Of course I don't fret over these things or I'd probably be a lot better at tracking equipment.

    But it is nice to know how few miles you have on an almost new tire. :(
     
  5. Germanrazor

    Germanrazor Active Member

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    Hmmmm, good point. I do not use a logging spreadsheet for consumables like that. I guess I rely on memory. What was this post about again???? LOL
     
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