Bicycle Technology

Bike frame building 101

Bicycle Frame Building 101

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.

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?

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Need accommodations?

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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

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