Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Thursday, February 23, 2006

km 441.05












Took the beast in today for the facing and chasing. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. Upon the overhaul, did discover the fixed cup was not properly fastened and the shell was not faced properly. Also found the frame material to be as soft as Stilton. Also noticed the welds in the BB area were like dirty diarhhea. Perhaps the original BB is a bit of a weakspot on this budget ride. Probably a non-issue to swap out for a 68x122 1.37x24 cartridge BB, but wanted to keep as many original parts for as long as possible.

The brake shoes are holding up surprisingly well, as evidence by the photo. Performance is so-so and these honk like geese in humid weather. In dry conditions, they are OK.

The SAE 20 weight oil on the chain is beauty, eh! Splashed some more of the stuff on the corroding derailleur spring and pivots. Seems to be working now, now for the test ride portion of the show...

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