Total mileage lost. Any retrieval possible for Brose controller?

Hendrix Rocks

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Hello all. I have accidentally erased all of my total miles ridden on my Raleigh Tamland-e (that uses a Brose controller). I still have total miles ridden recorded on my Garmin watch and Garmin activity tracker. Having said that, seeing my total miles ridden continue to accumulate and display on my bike controller was a wonderful part that I enjoyed. Recently due to hitting the wrong button on my controller, over 4,400 miles disappeared into thin air. Rats. If anyone knows of a way to reclaim, reset, or enter in miles on the controller, I would appreciate it. I wouldn't feel bad using a work around or "cheat in" for entering more miles on the odometer, as I know without question that those miles WERE honestly accumulated. Thanks, and I sure hope that you can avoid clumsy fingers like mine that made ALL the miles ridden vanish in an instant!
 

fooferdoggie

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get a treadmill tie the bike to it and let it go. or make a wooden circle drill la hole for a magnet and a bolt and nut and spin it in a drill by your wheel sensor. I always think of crazy solutions.
 

Tars Tarkas

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I don't have a solution for you, but it seems like a serious fault in your controller, or odometer, or whatever that the mileage can be erased. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a way to recover it, but maybe not.

The treadmill idea would take forever, literally weeks, running it 24 hours a day! Plus you'd have to have a treadmill, and it would, at least arguably, require putting another 4400 actual miles on your bike. Easy miles, but still some wear on the bearings and tread... The drill idea maybe not quite so long if you can get that to work.

Not quite the same, I know, but just recording the mileage somewhere and mentally adding it to what's on the odometer would be the easiest.

TT
 

fooferdoggie

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ya the treadmill would be slow for sure. the drill you could go as fast as the drill would allow. but still at 60mph it is still about 66 hours. you would not need much but something to set the drill on maybe tape it down right by the bike speed sensor and charge a lot of batteries (G
 

Tars Tarkas

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I think I've heard that some bike odometers rollover at 5000 miles, which seems odd, but just about all odometers will eventually roll back over to zero. Point being, They are inherently not to be taken as gospel anyway.

It's a different thing, but on my old analog bike, I have a fairly simple bike "computer" that is, of course, battery operated. The battery lasts a could of years, but it does eventually die. I found out that you when you put in a new battery there is a way to set the mileage to what you already accumulated. I think you might get jail time for playing with a car odometer like that (I you did it for the purpose of increasing the resale value of the car). I guess it doesn't matter as much with bikes, but I'm still surprised Brose, or anyone, would let you zero-out the miles on their odometer, accidentally or on purpose.

TT