Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

km 399.39

Funny thing about the abservation about the knock in the BB diminishing...the same day I noted it, the knock returned. Chalk it up to some sort of Moroni's law of 'take it to the mechanic and it repairs itself'.

Realizing the top tube is very short compared to other mountainbikes ridden. Gives a sensation of being bunched up in the cockpit. Makes it an almost impossible feat of upper body strength to pull a pop-a-wheelie or to pedal kick off of a curb. Certainly not a rig for tricksters!

The tire pressure is amazing. In the almost 8 weeks of use, we've only had to inflate the tires one time. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they are inflated with warm shop air and then left continuously outside.

The front brake pads are still surprisingly serviceable. They are the only binders used for stopping, yet these stock shoes are still showing their wear indicators. All the same, there has been a order placed with our accessory supplier for replacement shoes. They should arrive sometime in early March.


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