Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Thursday, November 19, 2009

km 13758.9

**Notes from 09.11.04 km13492:

Axle in back wheel broke catastrophically. Kept riding. About 1000m after that derailleur goes into spokes, locking up wheel. Repair work commenced immediately at 1000 and took 60 minutes: replaced axle and cones using parts from abandoned child's bicycle. Aligned dropouts. Aligned derailleur hanger. Purchased replacement derailleur hanger. Inspected spokes, they are OK.

** Notes from 09.11.19 km 13758.9

0830-0900 Scrubbed brake surface on back wheel. Replace back brake shoes. Wiped down reflective surfaces. Noted chain wear to .75% over original length. Noted wear on bearings in front hub as lateral play.