Not really. I mean an app isnt going to know on its own when you replace a chain. You’re going to have to input the maintenance done and the date into the app… which is exactly what you would have to do on a piece of paper.
5/1/2020 bottom bracket replaced
7/18/2020 new chain
Etc etc etc
Not trying to ridicule, but i think you might be overthinking it a touch.
But my paper won’t know when I’ve ridden, for how long. Software can get that information automatically and then present it to me in tabulated form.
Dates of actually doing things are universal, yes, and require manual entry whether on paper or electronically (a calendar would suffice as well). It’s everything that flows after that I’m really interested in.
There is a recent BKXC video about how you can do that within Strava. Around 2:20 or so is when he talks about adding components to your bike and the mileage tracking… and how to update when you change the chain/tires/etc.
You can use Strava to track the distance you have ridden with each part on your bike. It doesn’t give option to track how often you have serivced the part but I suppose you could just mark the part as new each time you have serviced it.
nah, I find the strava tracking possibilities way too limited. I have only one bike, but three wheelsets and a couple of different casettes. Not possible in strava unless you update your components after each ride. And then you have to remember to write numbers down as strava has the annoying feature of not keeping your parts history except for the part you just replaced…
They should simply allow a set of ‘adjustable components’. e.g., different wheelsets, then for each ride you just tick which one you used…
@dbf You may want to look at www.quantifymybike.com. It doesn’t do the maintenance stuff, it’s more focused on component durability tracking. All you need to do is configure when you installed/replaced a component. Rides are automatically imported from Strava, so it’s fairly automatic. When you retire a component you specify if it was worn, damaged or you just felt like it. That’s important for meaningful comparisons. @bbarrera: You can compare based on miles, hours, elevation, rides. And it’s free.