JD.BLAZINGBOX.COM » Bicycles and Bicycling

1972 Schwin Mileage 2018

(11 posts)

  1. Today is April 2, 2018.
    It is cool and cloudy today.

    I took a short ride about the hill today.
    This was technically my second ride of the year.
    I had already installed and tested a new shift cable last week.

    Today's beginning mileage was 1822.6
    Ending Mileage is: 1827.4

    Although I rode less a little less than 5 miles today;
    the ride just have well had been 10 or 15 miles.

    I rode from around 3:20 TO about 3:40...
    roughly... 20 minutes...
    I'm figuring my speed at 15 M.P.H. unless something is wrong with my math (or odometer).

    It's now 4:25 as I write, and I'm still trying to recover from what I tried to pace down to a slow relaxing bike ride.

    Maybe I should try and pace things down a little more?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. I'm not too sure that I rode any 5 miles earlier.

    I'm not too sure that I rode any 5 miles earlier.

    The odometer needs to be checked... again.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. The ODOMETER might be rubbing a spoke and making an extra "tick".

    I'm not sure what is causing it to rub.
    It fell a couple of times while parked... maybe it's bent.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. I gently pulled the odometer back away from the spokes, carefully bending it back into place.

    At this point I am certain it had become bent in a little too close to the spokes, but there is some play in the front wheel.

    It might be a good time to start shopping for some bearings.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. Updating beginning mileage to 1827.4
    No way to calculate the odd mile or so from last time.

    Now showing 1843.9 after a short ride the other day.

    I have replaced 2 tires and 2 tubes , and have adjusted the odometer since.

    The math says I made a 16 mile ride the other day.
    I will have to make a ride of known distance before trusting that figure.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. Beginning this entry with 1849.6 as mileage.

    According to those numbers I had done 5.7 miles since my last post.
    Can't really recall exactly when or where I rode.

    Yesterday's ending mileage was 1456.0.
    Totaling 6.4 miles for yesterday (5/22).

    This morning's ending mileage is 1861.6.
    Totaling 5.5 miles for this morning.

    So the odometer is counting accurately.

    Starting to hear some noises from the rear end.
    bearings? or freewheel?

    I cant really get a look at it until after Friday.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. After realigning the rear wheel I went for another ride.
    Begin mileage: 1861.6
    Ending mileage: 1867.1
    Math totals it out another 5.5 miles.

    The noise I heard from the rear was a wheel out of alignment.
    All is good now.

    I have ridden just short of 40 miles this year.
    Actual mileage is 39.7 on the '72 Schwinn.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. Made the usual 5 mile ride this morning.
    Beginning Mileage: 1867.1
    Ending Mileage: 1872.7

    This is the fifth consecutive day of riding.
    I rode a Huffy Bandit 20" on Sunday, but I don't count those miles on here.

    Today's Total 5.6
    Yearly Total 45.3

    According to the odometer I have ridden this bike 453.5 since Sep 2016.
    I would have to knock off a few miles to compensate for the odometer reading fast for a couple of rides, but since I have ridden this bike without it, the mileage should average out.

    So I'm going with the following:

    45.3 Miles this year.
    453.5 Miles since September 2016.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. So it's 11:30 as I begin this post.

    No miles on the Schwinn today.

    I just want to bump this back to the top... as It's been 6 days since I've been on the Schwinn.

    I have been on the old Road King a little, and on a few of 20 in bikes.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. Last post in this thread is showing 1 week ago...
    Need to put a date on that post...

    Calender shows the last day I recorded Schwinn mileage was May 24.
    There! Post Dated!!

    So if it had been 6 days...
    Then the last day I rode the Schwinn was Friday , May 18, 2018.

    Today is June 10th, 2018.
    The time is 1:30 AM.

    That is all.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. It's 5:30 PM
    and I'm posting in the wrong thread...

    Posted 1 year ago #

RSS feed for this topic


You must log in to post.

Can you spare ฿0.01 BTC ?
Bitcoin address: 1Akpa3zAvwpJRrJG5KMpGwZmudrX3V8KEZ