I pulled the crank arms off tonight and the factory "semi cartridge" bottom bracket is HORRIBLE.
I can barely turn the spindle with my fingers. New handlebars are here, but,the chopper style stem only takes 7/8" bar and the new are 1".
New stem on the way. I'm also changing the nexus twist shift to a SA thumb shift. It should work.
I also had the 46t on there for a while. I used the spacer that came with the stand and added an 1/8 inch spacer and it worked great. Thanks for the compliment.Nice! I have the same kickstand on 4 bikes! Best fit of the 5 I tried. Also the most durable. BUT with a 46T the chain rubs. All good with the 42T.
That's a very nice clean build! Well done!
The spacer didn't work well for me and the stand kept twisting. Did you buy the xtra tall? Mine didn't come with a spacer. So I use a chain guide when using a 46T. I have a 52T as well, it really quick 52Tx11T but to fast for comfort for this old guy. Well beyond brake capacity. And limited gearing due to chain line.I also had the 46t on there for a while. I used the spacer that came with the stand and added an 1/8 inch spacer and it worked great. Thanks for the compliment.