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Make: Bicycle Projects by John Baichtal

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Chapter 5. Advanced Bike Mechanics

In this chapter, you’ll get an opportunity to buff up on bike mechanics. First, you’ll learn how to strip your bike down to its frame, removing everything from the saddle to the cables, kickstand, and derailleurs. The project following that involves repainting the frame, once you’ve removed all the accessories. Then we close out the chapter by showing how to reassemble your bike into a fixie, a bike without gear shifts and sometimes even without brakes. There’s a lot to tackle! Let’s get started.

Project #4: Stripping Down a Bike

The first project you’ll tackle in this chapter is to strip down a bike. By that I mean removing all the hardware connected to the frame. This is not something you’ll need to do all ...

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