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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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Indexing the gears is easier when you're able to peddle freely, allowing you to precisely set the cable tightness
Indexing the gears is easier when you're able to peddle freely, allowing you to precisely set the cable tightness
Minimal road bike - made using spare parts and many hours!
Minimal road bike - made using spare parts and many hours!
Spray painting different parts into a uniform appearance
Spray painting different parts into a uniform appearance
Front derailleur connected with the shifter cable
Front derailleur connected with the shifter cable
Installing the cassette is easy if you align it to match the rear axle's pattern
Installing the cassette is easy if you align it to match the rear axle's pattern
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset

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