Learn the art of steel frame-building in this two-week course from the man who helped get it all started on the West Coast -- Paul Brodie. This is a hands-on course using the same jigs and fixtures that helped to create over 4000 hand-built Brodie frames.
Design your own hard-tail frame, and be an integral part of its creation. Graduate from the course with knowledge and understanding of the process... and believe me, there is nothing like riding a bike you built yourself!
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'll need to have a clear idea of what style of bike you wish to build, and which front fork style you wish to use.
Interview with CBC http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/high-velocity/2012/04/18/build-a-bike-with-brodie/
Learn more about the course through youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTPHbOPJ5gA
- 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.
ABBOTSFORD — UFV Aerospace Centre, Abbotsford Airport, 30645 Firecat Avenue
(20107 TRD BIK04 A9B) Paul Brodie, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2,500. Starts Apr 16. FULL
(40046 TRD BIK04 A9A) Paul Brodie, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2,500. Starts Jun 18.
(40211 TRD BIK04 A9C) Paul Brodie, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2,500. Starts July 23.
(40047 TRD BIK04 A9B) Paul Brodie, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2,500. Starts Aug 13
(80112 TRD BIK04 A9A) Paul Brodie , 10 sessions, Mon – Fri, 8 am-4 pm, $2500. Starts Sept 10
(80118 TRD BIK04 A9B) Paul Brodie , 10 sessions, Mon – Fri, 8 am-4 pm, $2500. Starts Oct 22
If these dates are not suitable for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more options.
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Last updated June 2012