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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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Spray painting different parts into a uniform appearance
Spray painting different parts into a uniform appearance
Installing the crank using a torque wrench and crank tool - note the written instructions on the crank
Installing the crank using a torque wrench and crank tool - note the written instructions on the crank
Parts look like new with a fresh layer of paint
Parts look like new with a fresh layer of paint
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
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs

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