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DIY: Hamza

Building a road bike from scratch

Inception

During the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, I started looking for DIY projects to build. As I didn't have a bike at the time, I wanted to build my own bike myself. However, I went the ebike way since for my daily commuting. At the time I wasn't familiar with bike mechanics even if I did own a bianchi bike when I was a kid. So I wanted to learn how to make it.

Watching Oldshovel youtube channel was a huge inspiration for this project. Go check it out:

Budget

This build is intended to be a cheap build: no fancy hightech parts, no carbon frame or state of the art derailleur. I set a total budget of 300€ for the whole project and tried to focus on a mix of new and used parts. Read more…