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Spray painting a bike frame

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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Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
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
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs
Connecting the cables to the derailleurs
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
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
Crank and pedals installed on the bike frame - make sure to check if it can move freely
Crank and pedals installed on the bike frame - make sure to check if it can move freely

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