Suggestions for Tracking Mountain Bike-specific Gear
Some mountain bike components (Fox suspension forks & shocks for example) have suggested maintenance intervals specified in hours.
It would be great to 1) be able to see how many hours of use an item has, so as to know when it needs preventative maintenance, but also 2) to have an extra field on the Components listing to add an 'overhauled date/hours' (or 'rebuilt at date/hours"), so you can track both total service length and time since overhaul. (If you want to get fancy, you can add an input for time between overhauls, and be able to display Time Before Overhaul or 'TBO" for the component -- This is a common thing for aircraft logs, where engines, instruments, etc have a very long service life, but are required to have periodic re-builds to continue to remain in service, so the logs display both Total Time (TT) and Time Before Overhaul (TBO.)
Is there any way to extract this info currently? My back-of-the-napkin approach has been to look at the total milage on the bike, and guess at an average speed over all my riding and guess an hour amount from that. Just brought my bike in for annual maint, and they'll be rebuilding the suspension components for the first time, so this issue is top of mind for me. I suppose I can retire the fork and shock, and add 'new' ones to track the time till the next service interval. Or, set up an Excel spread sheet...
Un-retire: Another feature in this area that would be useful especially for mountain biking would be the ability to have another option ("reinstall"?) in addition to Retire & Delete for components: We swap tires depending upon conditions and type of use, as opposed to just when they're worn out. So for example the thin-sidewalled, smaller, fast rolling tires that I used for an XC event last summer got swapped with some thicker, heavier more aggressively KNOBBY-treaded tires for the dry loose conditions at the end of the summer. Now that we've had some rain and the trails are stickier, I can go back to the other tires. There still listed in the Components list, but the only option now that they've been retired is 'delete'. If there was a 're-install' option, I could put them on and keep tracking mileage on them.