Maple Leaf Test Rides

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

Thursday, June 17, 2010

km 16261.01

Odometer is reliable again. Starting the count at 16000 + Dz2L's reading.

Service report : June 13, 2010 1800 - 1830 replaced back brake shoes (MEC#4011200 $3.75)with fresh ones and adjusted both brakes back to their normal tightness. Should be observed that the bolt holding on the brake arm to the frame at the left behind is corroded to the point where it won't be removed without persuasion.

And yet the original OEM brakes still work adequately, albeit with some finicky adjustment processes.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

km 16124.8

Replaced instrumenation on handlebar with Filzer dz2L (MEC#5016155 $15) and glued it on.

Rig is running reliably. All systems are running quietly and efficiently.

Here is a photo of a recent restoration: 1941 CCM ladies' coaster. In the process, replaced rims, spokes, chain, saddle, tyres with Ukai Westwoods, Wheelsmith stainless 14g, Sram PC-1, Brooks Flyer S and Nokian Ultratour 700x40 respectively. Managed to add on a period correct Reich 'Mickey Mouse' bell and Gibson pedals. Riding this one is like sailing on a sheet of smooth glass.