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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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Ready to put all parts together, creating a bike!
Ready to put all parts together, creating a bike!
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Spray painting the bike bike frame
Dirty rear derailleur
Dirty rear derailleur
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!
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset
Apply grease to bearings like the ones in the front fork + headset

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