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How to remove decals from your 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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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
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
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
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Installing cables on the handle bar and handles
Installing cables on the handle bar and handles

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