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.
Abbotsford — UFV Aerospace Centre, Abbotsford Airport, 30645 Firecat Avenue
Course number and dates:
CRN 20050 | Feb 3 – Feb 17, 2014
CRN 20085 | Apr 14 – Apr 29, 2014
CRN 40024 | May 26 – Jun 6, 2014
CRN 40025 | July 14 – July 25, 2014 FULL
CRN | Sept 9 – Sept 19, 2014
CRN | Oct 27 – Nov 7, 2014
Cannot make these dates? Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
10 sessions, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
- 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
Note: Bicycle gruppos will be available for course participants at wholesale pricing. Please let us know in advance if you are interested.
Call 1-888-823-8734 or 604-504-7441 and quote course number.
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