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....


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