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List of everything you need to build your first bike

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.



  • 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)


If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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