Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Sunday, October 12, 2008

km 8496.4

Puncture on front wheel on October 11 creating a slow leak during an out and back 19km ride.

Followed usual repair procedures...inspected Kenda Klaw carcass (OEM Canadian Tire tyre) and removed piece of clear glass. Noted usual wear and tear, going to try to keep existing tyre until 10000km service interval. Replaced part with tube from spares. Used a sprinkle of talc powder between carcass and inner. Patched punctured inner tube and returned it to spares.

Oiled chain with Triflow, and checked air to 60PSI on all wheels.

Removed old dB2L and in it's place installed a new light, the Planet Bike Blaze 1W, offered at CDN$26 online from our co-op. Product seems sufficiently bright such that urban traffic often yields right of way to it. As a courtesy to less observant road users also added Planet Bike Superflash right next to it on the handlebar. This is for those times when in dense urban nighttime riding. Testing for that product awaits.


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