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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
Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
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
Most parts have torque values written on them in Newton Meter (Nm)
Most parts have torque values written on them in Newton Meter (Nm)
Spray painting different parts into a uniform appearance
Spray painting different parts into a uniform appearance

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