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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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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
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs
Parts look like new with a fresh layer of paint
Parts look like new with a fresh layer of paint
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset
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

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