Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?
Very sharp looking ride, Cruise.
I would never consider a white paint job, but it sure works on your bike with the black rims and parts. Also very fine-looking is that summer weather in the background.
The aluminum kickstand is mostly finished. I made the "foot" end about a half-inch longer than stock. After the bike is painted and assembled, I'm going to hammer the foot to flatten and widen it a bit. Until it's assembled, you can't be sure of the angle it meets the ground.
The kickstand snaps up nice and tight, no drooping. If you have a drooping k-stand on an old Schwinn 10-speed, the problem is always wearing of the pin on the end that rides on the "cam". It's just 3/16 inch round rod - easy to make a replacement. I wouldn't use anything too hard like the shank of a broken drill bit. You want the pin to wear out, not the cam.
The frame is about all stripped; will start painting tomorrow. I wish I could do most of that outside. I'm going to rig up a ventilation system in the basement for the rattle-can adventure.