Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Thursday, May 17, 2007

km 4068

Five Borough ride was well attended and weather conditions were excellent. A tailwind on the BQE portion of the ride was most enjoyable.

Regrading the SC1800, broke a spoke under static load recently. The rear wheel went very wobbly very suddenly.The rear tyre rubbed on the frame and was forced to completely disengage the rear brakes. Remedied with a couple of spokes being loosened and now runs silently again.

To review current status:

No rear brake.
Both shifters dysfunctional, leaving the rig in top gear.
Rear wheel in dire need of replacement.

Yet this is a resilient machine and still runs from A to B as long as A and B are not greater than 10 km apart.

Maintenance pending....

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

km 4026

Test bike still looks like a wreck with speedo dangling off of handlebar and right shifter up in the air.

Maintenance was postponed due to particpation in the legendary Five Borough Ride. Read all about it at :