I am working on my first SS build. It's a Lotus road frame, early 90s, Taiwan built. Here it is:
Cute Lotus 1..jpg
I bought the bike cheaply and am trying to complete the build the same way; it's not a real lightweight bike and I think it'll end up being someone's commuter. I have a 16T Shimano SS freewheel and a blue KMC chain.
The original crankset had welded on rings, so I'm trying to use a Sugino crankset I had lying around, by removing the outer ring and going with the inner ring (40T). Of course now the chainring bolts are too long. But instead of just buying SS bolts are there spacers I could put between the spider and the inner chainring? That would move the chainline slightly closer to the stays but not enough to be dangerous, and would help with the chainline, which is going to be imperfect anyway.
Any advice welcome!