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After building my first bike I thought it might be helpful to others to see the list of everything I needed. Please add anything you think I have missed.

 

Parts

  • Frameset (Frame, Seat post, folks, headset)
  • Groupset (Front/rear mech, front/rear brakes, shifters, cassette, crankset, chain)
  • Wheels
  • Tyres
  • Handlebar
  • Stem
  • Bottom bracket
  • Saddle
  • Water bottles
  • Pedals
  • Bartape (Gel pads)
  • Gear cable set
  • Brake cable set
  • Bottle cages
  • Chain master link
  • Inline barrel adjusters
  • Spacers
  • Garmin mount

 

Tools and Other

  • Workstand
  • Cable cutters
  • Pedal spanner
  • Tyre sealent
  • Post cutting tool
  • Grease
  • Carbon paste
  • Bottom bracket install tool (LBS best option!)
  • Thread locker paste
  • Headset race install tool (LBS)
  • Hacksaw (32 teeth per inch)
  • Sandpaper (600 grade)
  • File and pick (for cable ends)

 

28 comments

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muhasib [51 posts] 6 months ago
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Are you planning on riding in winter? If so then mudguards should be an addition.

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SpikeBike [96 posts] 6 months ago
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In winter but only in fair weather for this bike :). I get enough of that rain stuff on my daily commuter.

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CXR94Di2 [2114 posts] 6 months ago
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Bottom bracket tool=large bolt nut and washers.

Race seating tool= 40mm poly pipe, cut 50mm deep slot across one end so it spreads a little. Heat race in oven to expand a little. Drop on turn fork upside down and hit polytube on floor, race will seat fine.
My bottom bracket tools

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LastBoyScout [448 posts] 6 months ago
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  • Cassette tool
  • Rear mech hanger alignment tool
  • Frame protection tape
  • Swear box
  • Beer
  • Tea
  • Fruit cake
  • No interruptions
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SpikeBike [96 posts] 6 months ago
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Damn it! I really thought my list was everything. Totally forgot Cassette tool, protection tape strips and beer!

 

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ClubSmed [692 posts] 6 months ago
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Chain tool

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LastBoyScout [448 posts] 6 months ago
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  • Electrical tape also handy for securing the cables before you put the bar tape on.
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ClubSmed [692 posts] 6 months ago
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Set of Allen keys

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alansmurphy [1830 posts] 6 months ago
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Spike, is a Garmin mount a bigger requirement than inner tubes  1

 

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SpikeBike [96 posts] 6 months ago
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alansmurphy wrote:

Spike, is a Garmin mount a bigger requirement than inner tubes  1

 

 

The advantages of tubeless tyres but I still carry tubes.........just in case

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Canyon48 [990 posts] 6 months ago
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You are missing beer.

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SpikeBike [96 posts] 6 months ago
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Ok updated list

 

Parts

  • Frameset (Frame, Seat post, folks, headset)
  • Groupset (Front/rear mech, front/rear brakes, shifters, cassette, crankset, chain)
  • Wheels
  • Inner tubes
  • Tyres
  • Handlebar
  • Stem
  • Bottom bracket
  • Saddle
  • Water bottles
  • Pedals
  • Bartape (Gel pads)
  • Gear cable set
  • Brake cable set
  • Bottle cages
  • Chain master link
  • Inline barrel adjusters
  • Spacers
  • Garmin mount

 

Tools and Other

  • Workstand
  • Cable cutters
  • Pedal spanner
  • Tyre sealent
  • Post cutting tool
  • Grease
  • Carbon paste
  • Bottom bracket install tool (LBS best option!)
  • Thread locker paste
  • Headset race install tool (LBS)
  • Hacksaw (32 teeth per inch)
  • Sandpaper (600 grade)
  • File and pick (for cable ends)
  • Cassette tool
  • Chain whip
  • Protective strips
  • Electrical tape
  • Chain tool
  • Allen keys

 

Optional extras

  • Swear box
  • Beer
  • Tea
  • Fruit cake
  • No interruptions
  • Mudguards
  • Rear hanger alignment tool
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700c [1260 posts] 6 months ago
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Adjustable spanner/ set of spanners
Chain lube
Cable crimp/ferrules and tool

Optional
Tolerant spouse

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LastBoyScout [448 posts] 6 months ago
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SpikeBike wrote:

The advantages of tubeless tyres but I still carry tubes.........just in case

  • Track pump - tubeless is all very well, but airless is quite another  4
  • Hydraulic fluid and bleed kit for disk brakes
  • Torx 25 bit for brake rotors.
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centurion48 [14 posts] 6 months ago
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Torque wrench

Star-nut setter

Tape measure (you did measure your old bike, didn't you?)

Zen and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance (or Barnetts)

Bike lights

 

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alansmurphy [1830 posts] 6 months ago
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SpikeBike wrote:
alansmurphy wrote:

Spike, is a Garmin mount a bigger requirement than inner tubes  1

 

 

The advantages of tubeless tyres but I still carry tubes.........just in case

Nice swerve  1

You'll need to add the sealant and gunk to the list then (if you can't tell, I don't run tubeless)...

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ClubSmed [692 posts] 6 months ago
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alansmurphy wrote:
SpikeBike wrote:
alansmurphy wrote:

Spike, is a Garmin mount a bigger requirement than inner tubes  1

 

 

The advantages of tubeless tyres but I still carry tubes.........just in case

Nice swerve  1

You'll need to add the sealant and gunk to the list then (if you can't tell, I don't run tubeless)...

No swerve, tyre sealant was clearly on the original list under tools

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ChrisB200SX [769 posts] 6 months ago
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Personally I'd break-down the Frameset into a sublist with constituent elements and the same for Wheels, which would then include optionals like inner tubes or sealant, etc.

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matthewn5 [1201 posts] 6 months ago
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Here's the master list I use when pricing parts for a new build:

Bottle cage bolts
Bottom bracket
Brake levers
Brakes
Cassette
Chain
Chainset
Crank arm bolts
Derailleur bracket
Forks
Frame
Front derailleur
Gear shifters
Grommets to seal frame holes e.g. DI2/mechanical
Hand grips
Handlebars
Head stem
Headset
Headset bolt
Headset top cap
Pedals
Rear derailleur
Saddle
Seatpost
Seatpost clamp
Skewers
Spare spokes
Tyres
Wheels
Inner tubes
Protection tape

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antigee [470 posts] 6 months ago
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matthewn5's      List "wins" includes a seatpost clamp 

surprised no one bothers with a torque wrench or similar?

and what about dental floss and a vacuum cleaner? - best done before the beer 

 

edit sorry some one did add a torque wrench

 

   

 

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gonedownhill [193 posts] 6 months ago
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Rim tape for those running tubes and who buy wheels that come without it.

YouTube

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part_robot [304 posts] 6 months ago
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Vacuum cleaner and string to save you rage quitting after 30mins of trying to thread the cables through the frame...

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alexn [42 posts] 6 months ago
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just in case.....

 

Master Card to go and buy a fully equiped and already built bike. cheeky

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don simon [2317 posts] 6 months ago
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4lb lump hammer for general fitting, straightening and tightening.

Something smaller for delicate work.

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Grahamd [956 posts] 6 months ago
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don simon wrote:

4lb lump hammer for general fitting, straightening and tightening.

Something smaller for delicate work.

Sounds familiar...

https://goo.gl/images/jYGZ6R

 

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Redvee [403 posts] 6 months ago
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Torx keys for the rotor bolts and the final but vital bolt you thought you could tighten with an allen key.

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Woldsman [257 posts] 6 months ago
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Let’s hear it for the humble screwdriver. Isn’t that what was used to fit the front and rear reflectors - and bell? Maybe the groupset included derailleurs with the newer Allen key style limit screws. If not I would suggest the Vessel Megadora 900 +2 JIS jobby if a Shimano/SRAM build.

 

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SpikeBike [96 posts] 4 months ago
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Ok one more attempt....

 

Parts

  • Frame
  • Seat post
  • Seat post clamp
  • Folk
  • Headset (Race, bearings (2x), bearing cover, compression plug/star-nut, top cap, bolt, spacers)
  • Groupset (Bottom bracket, front/rear mech, front/rear brakes, shifters, cassette, crankset, chain)
  • Band for front mech (optional)
  • Wheels (Plus QR, spacer if needed)
  • Rim tape
  • Tyres (Inner tubes/valves/sealant/glue)
  • Handlebar
  • End plugs
  • Stem
  • Saddle
  • Water bottles (Plus bolts)
  • Pedals
  • Bartape
  • Gel pads (optional)
  • Gear cable set (plus all end caps, tongues and ferrules)
  • Brake cable set (plus all end caps, tongues and ferrules)
  • Bottle cages
  • Chain master link
  • Inline barrel adjusters
  • Garmin mount (optional)
  • Mudguards (optional)
  • Frame protection tape (or electrical tape)

 

Tools and Other

  • Workstand
  • Cable cutters (with crimp tool)
  • Pedal spanner
  • Post cutting tool (optional vs LBS)
  • Grease
  • Carbon paste
  • Bottom bracket install tool (optional vs LBS)
  • Thread locker paste
  • Headset race install tool (optional vs LBS)
  • Hacksaw (Optional 32 teeth per inch vs LBS)
  • Sandpaper 600 grade (optional)
  • Star-nut setter tool (optional)
  • File and pick (for cable ends)
  • Cassette tool
  • Rear mech hanger alignment tool (optional)
  • Chain whip
  • Electrical tape
  • Allen keys
  • Screw driver
  • Hammer
  • Measuring tape
  • Adjustable spanner
  • Set of spanners
  • Chain lube
  • Chain cleaner
  • Core valve remover tool (Optional)
  • Track pump
  • Hydraulic fluid, bleed kit, Torx 25 bit for brake rotors (optional)
  • Torque wrench
  • Spoke keys
  • Tuning stand (optional)
  • Cable liners/dental floss/vacuum cleaner for internal cable routing (option)
  • Big tool box (Ha!)

 

Optional extras

  • Swear box
  • Beer
  • Tea
  • Fruit cake
  • No interruptions
  • Tolerant spouse