Cost: $3950 CAD
Learn the art of steel frame-building in this two-week course, designed by the man who helped get it all started on the West Coast — bike legend Paul Brodie. This is a hands-on course using the same jigs and fixtures that helped to create over 4,000 hand-built Brodie frames. Design and build your own hard-tail frame. Graduate from the course with a full understanding of the building process and enjoy the thrill of 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 need to have a clear idea of what style of bike you wish to build, and which front fork style you wish to use.
- Frame material is 4130 cro-moly; TIG welded or fillet-brazed (no lugs)
- Wheel sizes: 26" / 650b / 29"
- Brake mounts: disc or V-brake style: MTB/single speed/cyclocross/road/cruiser
- Paint: not supplied
Read our bicycle frame building FAQs or contact us and ask.
Find out about accommodation options.
Delivery method: In-class
Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre
Dates for Fall 2021 are still being assessed for this course.
Date TBD | 80101, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Date TBD | 80043, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Date TBD | 80198, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced