Bicycle Technology

Bike frame building 101

Bicycle Frame Building 101

Cost: $2950 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.

Course options

  • 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

Have questions?

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

Need accommodations?

Find out about accommodation options.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

June 3-14 | 40008, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Jul 8–19 | 40172, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Sep 9–20 | 80037, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Oct 21–Nov 1 | 80073, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Nov 18–Nov 29 | 80223, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm

 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring courses

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)

33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC

Canada V2S 7M8

604-504-7441

The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S'olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.