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Assembling a road bike

Recombining and refinishing old parts into a new bike

Aug. 18, 2019 -

Over the past months I have worked on different bikes, leading to an accumulation of spare parts in my garage. I wondered how hard it would be to make a new bike using these spare parts. I decided to take advantage of this moment to refinish some parts, removing excessive decals in order to create a minimal looking road bike.

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The seat post tube is a good place to fix your bike in the work stand
The seat post tube is a good place to fix your bike in the work stand
Most parts have torque values written on them in Newton Meter (Nm)
Most parts have torque values written on them in Newton Meter (Nm)
Parts look like new with a fresh layer of paint
Parts look like new with a fresh layer of paint
Always use a good torque wrench to prevent excessive power on bolts
Always use a good torque wrench to prevent excessive power on bolts
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Crank and pedals installed on the bike frame - make sure to check if it can move freely
Crank and pedals installed on the bike frame - make sure to check if it can move freely

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