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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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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
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset
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
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
With the wheels installed, the bunch of parts start to look like a bike!
With the wheels installed, the bunch of parts start to look like a bike!
Dirty rear derailleur
Dirty rear derailleur

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