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25.10.2017
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How to build a Mountain Bike

I have been looking for a good mountain bike for a while now but it is always the same. The one you want is way to expensive and you cant choose the parts you want on it. After a couple Months of research I decided to build my own and YES it was absolutely worth it! Of course building your

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How to build a Mountain Bike

I have been looking for a good mountain bike for a while now but it is always the same. The one you want is way to expensive and you can't choose the parts you want on it. After a couple Months of research I decided to build my own and YES it was absolutely worth it!

Of course building your own mountain bike is not for everyone, you need some technical skills and sometimes some help from a friend. You will need a lot of parts and if you don't have any help you can be sure missing some parts or order wrong parts that does not fit. Luckely research and reading through articles and manuals is one of my strength and ordering the parts was done in a couple of days.

Building a bike is not that difficult however you will need some special tools and patience to read through or watch movies how certain things are done.

Important here is ordering the wheels complete, the head for the suspension should be with non pressed bearings as well the crankshaft bearings. The rest is straight forward pretty much.

Start with the weels, add the tyres and the brake discs make sure the tyres and disc rotate in the correct way. Add the suspension to the frame with spacers on top, you will need to cut the steerer tube around 3-5mm below the final height. Crankshaft bearings and crankshaft are next with the wheels and chain. Add the handlebar with the brakes and handlebars run the cables and you are almost done.

Make sure you are using a torque wrench for all screws and stay within the numbers written on the screws or parts.

Pros and Cons

  • Save Money
  • Choose the parts you want
  • Know your Bike
  • Skills with Tools
  • Some special tools needed

Price and Location

  • 1.500 USD
  • Switzerland
Written by Jérôme

Mostly flying, walking on sand or gliding over water. Runs the boat with Captain Michael, makes sure that the engine does not smoke too much.

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