Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Monday, June 23, 2008

km 7271.5

Not much to report - no maintenance, all systems normal.

Putting about 16km on 3 to 5 rides per week at present commute.

The stable now consists of:

1927 CCM Flyer
1936 CCM Coaster - step thru model
1957?ish? CCM Coaster - Boy Scouts of Canada model
1993 Bridgestone MB-3
2001 Cervelo Prodigy
2005 Supercycle SC1800

SC1800 easily gets most mileage as it is ridden most often.

Recently visited Bicycle Film Festival - most entertaining show!

Monday, June 02, 2008

km 6971.6

Running beauty since DT overhaul.

Checked inflation to 60PSI in front and back, oiled chain with Finish Line 'Wet' and tightened fasteners on fenders on May 30. This eliminated the rattles and is now purring along.

Front hub is surprisingly smooth since overhaul and fork tip facing over 6900 and 2 years ago.