Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Monday, April 16, 2007

km 3892

Rig running right, not many observations to report.

Ordered shifter has arrived, will be installed on next available service interval.

Tyres have gone down to approximately 30PSI, will need inflation in next 30 days.


  • At 09:58, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great blog. But I'm biased. I'm also testing a SuperCycle SC1800 and blogging about it at I've linked to your blog for anybody who wants the gritty mechanical details of these bikes, and for insight into how the experiment will progress. I'm happy to see you're almost at 4,000 Km. Amazing for a $99 bike. I'm curious... what do you know about SuperCycle in terms of manufacturing? Are they actually "Made in Canada" as the frame sticker indicates? Where's the factory? Does the same factory make high end bikes for other brands? Anyway, keep up the good work. I don't know if you've seen this site, but here's another guy who rode a Supercycle into the ground, even taking it on a 2000 km road trip:

  • At 09:39, Blogger Maple Leaf Cyclery said…


    No info available at this time regarding manufacturing processes of 71-1556

    amazing blog!

  • At 07:36, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The bike may in fact be supplied by Raleigh. The next model up is called the Summit with a front shock and grip shifts (Noooo!) but a very similar frame.



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