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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
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
Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
Replace old bearings with fresh ones while you're at it
Minimal road bike - made using spare parts and many hours!
Minimal road bike - made using spare parts and many hours!
Always use a good torque wrench to prevent excessive power on bolts
Always use a good torque wrench to prevent excessive power on bolts
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

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