Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Thursday, October 15, 2009

km 13178.3

*Notes from September 24:

30 min service 1030 - 1100

Replaced front brake shoes at km 12878.6 mark. This means they lasted 7 months, 8 days over 3062.8km before hitting wear indicators and diminishing response. Photos of fresh and spent above.

Oiled chain, noted wear on KMC X8.93 to .75% elongation over original length with 1478.4 km service.

*Today's notes:

Overall, rig running right and tight.

Checking air on 1st day of each month to 50/50 psi front & back.

Hooked up Planet Bike Blaze 2w ( 5016909 $34) handlebar light with desired effects to provide a decent measure of courtesy for other road users. Bright enough to slowly ride through a park in the dark.