Maple Leaf Test Rides

The continuing saga of test riding a Supercycle SC1800 (Canadian Tire product # 71-1556)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

km 206.4

12 hours of riding time in there for an average speed of 17.2kph. The SC1800 is not the most efficient of rides, as it consumes calories like a boxer before a fight. It is however built as a tank.

The saddle is quite a nutbuster for more than an hours worth of suffering with it. It has this property to separate the pelvic sit bones such as to expose soft fleshy areas to the middle of the saddle. The vinyl cover is surprisingly weather resistant as snow and rain wipe off easily to ensure dry nether regions.

The rear brake cable is not moving at all. aaah that is better. It seems that the rear portion of the cable run had water between the cable and housing. This H2O would freeze up in lower temperature ranges, creating a lack of response in the recent days. Fortunately, the cable guides and barrel adjusters are slotted such as to make quick work of servicing brake lines. Swapped out the H2O for PTFE and everything works well (at room temperature). How did the water get in there? Sweet mysteries of life.


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