Bicycle frame-building

In this two-week, hands-on course, you learn the art of steel frame building from bike legend, Paul Brodie, using the same jigs and fixtures he has used to create award-winning bicycles. Classes are small to allow you to receive individual attention and guidance.


Design and build your own hard-tail frame. Graduate from the program with new skills and experience the exhilaration of riding a bike you built yourself. There is nothing like it!

The course includes a brief MTB history, frame design/geometry, tube selection, full-scale drawing, shop safety, tube-mitreing, jigs and fixtures, welding/brazing, frame alignment, and finish work.
 
When you begin, you need to have a clear idea of what style of bike you wish to  build, and which front fork style you wish to use.

Instructor:
Paul Brodie

Location:
Abbotsford — UFV Aerospace Centre,  Abbotsford Airport, 30645 Firecat Avenue

Course number and dates:

CRN 80382 | Sept 8 -19, 2014

CRN 80068 | Sept 29 – Oct 10, 2014  2 spots available

CRN 80199 | Oct 27 – Nov 7, 2014  1 spot available

 

2015 Dates

Feb 2 -16

Mar 16-17

April 13-24

May 4-15

June 8 -19

July 6 -17

Cannot make these dates? Contact Karen at karen.massier@ufv.ca

Course details:
10 sessions, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Cost:
$2800

‌Course options 

  • frame material is 4130 cro-moly; TIG welded or fillet-brazed (no lugs)
  • wheel sizes: 26" / 29" / 700c
  • brake mounts: disc or V-brake style: MTB/single speed/cyclocross/road/cruiser
  • paint: not supplied

 

Register now:

Call 1-888-823-8734 or 604-504-7441 and quote course number.

Have questions?

Read our bicycle frame building FAQs or contact us and ask.

Need accommodations?

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