Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

km 691.92

No observations to report today. This means the machine is running as it should.

Other thoughts on the food fueled 1/4hp motocycle aspect - no emissions, no insurance, no licensing, no parking regulations. A freewheeling rig indeed!

Also thoughts on the price - should be $99 plus $50 to have a Shimano UN-52 68x122 cartridge bottom bracket installed. So really $149.

Really enjoying the accessory kit (fenders, rack, lock, lights, speedo). All of these items see useful use every day. Truly a wonder they do not come with the OEM kit of the SC1800. That is to say, if they put these inexpensive bits on already installed, CT could probably charge three times the price and have a healthy margin on this SKU.

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