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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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Dirty rear derailleur
Dirty rear derailleur
Use a cassette tool and/or chain sweep to install or uninstall the cassette
Use a cassette tool and/or chain sweep to install or uninstall the cassette
Minimal road bike - made using spare parts and many hours!
Minimal road bike - made using spare parts and many hours!
Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
Always use a good torque wrench to prevent excessive power on bolts
Always use a good torque wrench to prevent excessive power on bolts
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

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