“What are the parts of a bike?” This is what Tyrone Kaster needs to know. He is thinking of building a bike from the frame up, and he needs to know what parts he will need to buy. He could look at a photograph of a bike, but we have made him a list and added a few extras he might think of buying.
I am considering buying a frame and building a bike. Can you provide a parts list of everything else that would be needed to complete the bike?
This is a fairly easy question. All you have to do is look at a bike to work it out, but here is a list for you.
Depending on the frame you buy, it might come with some bike parts, like; headset and seat pin, and some frames are supplied with the handlebar stem also. If you are buying a complete wheelset, then it will consist of hubs, rims, and spokes, but if you are building the wheels, you need to buy them separately.
The gear shifters normally come with the brake and gear cables in a group setting, but if you are buying all the parts from different shops or they are the second hand, you may need to buy these also. If you are going to buy all new equipment its best, you stick with the same manufacturer and level of equipment and the best way to do this is by buying a group setting which can also save you money.
So here is what you need:
- Frame including forks and seat pin clamp.
- Handlebar stem and spacers.
- Handlebar tape.
- A wheelset or; hubs, rims, and spokes.
- Rim tapes.
- Tires and inner tubes.
- Gear cassette.
- Rear derailleur.
- Front derailleur.
- Chainset and bottom bracket.
- Brake lever/gear shifters.
- Brake and gear cable inners and outers.
- Seat pin.
- Brake calipers with brake blocks.
Extras that you don’t have to have, but probably should have:
- Bottle cages and bottles.
- A small bag for spares.
- Spare inner tubes, tire levers, and handy tools.
Extras that you might want:
- Cycle computer and/or pulse monitor
- Cycling shoes
- Cycle clothing.
- Cool cycling sunglasses.
- Mudguards for bad weather areas.
I hope this answers your question.