Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

km 8408.5

No recent postings as not many observations to report.

Rig is running smoothly. Drivetrain wear on the Shimano CNHG50 is at .5% after 2000km ish. Wheels inflated to 60 psi once/month and go back down to 40 psi after 30 days. Adjusted rear wheel bearings and aligned rear fork ends in September after play noticed. Moved red LED light from saddle pillar to luggage rack fitting. Moved reflector from luggage rack to saddle pillar.

Old pedals were OEM Wellgo LU-895N that were durable for thousands of kilometers. New pedals are FPO NW-99B from a donation from Specialized, lasting about 800km before looseness in bearing is observed.

Latest project is turning a 50's CCM Boy Scout camelback into a rider. Originally went with Conti Contacts 700x37, disappointed they are not made in Germany. Now riding Nokian Ultra Tour 700x37, manufacturer claims they are made in an eco friendly manner in Finland. Wholesaler in between supply of preferable 700x40's, couldn't wait since the project started in January 2008 and finally was ridable in August 2008. Added Brooks Flyer saddle and leather hub shiner as bonus pieces. Upgraded fender fasteners with split washers and vynuts - they seem to stay in place now. Overhauled CCM37 coaster hub and it runs beauty now with SAE 20wt oil. Makes a growling noise when soft pedalling; truly a classy classic ride.


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