Yes, got it while back and loaded it up just the other day. Done the welding, but... it's been a bit cold and wet here lately... and I've kind of lost interest... which always happens to me... loose interest in things at the slightest hint of something else to do.... or if the temperature drops below 10ºC. Not that I've been doing anything else... just keeping warm. Let's face it... I'm just lazy.Did you ever get more welding wire yet?
You've obviously visited NZ.Probably faster to have someone send you some,than wait for the shop to resupply. After all it is NZ. Sheep walk faster than the locals...
This is coming along. I gen use heat when nothing comes apart,if you dont have a mapp torch,you can use the welder. I just weld in the same spot until it is cherry red then undo them. And just grind off the weld...Saves beating and waiting.
Not sure what the rest of your message refers to... if it's the stuck crank, I got that sorted after a bit of pedal amputation. Or perhaps you're psychic and can forsee another problem I'm going to have.