Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Friday, February 24, 2006

km 457.04

Whoo hoo! The bike is a blast again with the BB spindle properly revolving. The beast is smooth running. This enabled me to pass several other commuters on the way here this morning. The chase and face seemed to do the trick, at least for now. The only complaint on that area was it was difficult to perform a precise adjustment on the bearing, so they are evr just so on the side of binding.

The rear brake was dysfunctional again this morning, as ambient temperatures over the last 12 hours were around -10C. Perhaps an upgrade to a stainless steel cable with seals on the housing end caps would solve this problem.

The rear wheel is making noises that sound like 'whoosh, croinkle' at low volumes. Suspect that the zinc spokes are undertensioned. Must be careful here as the rear rim will not likely support high tension. Perhaps that service will come in the next week.

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