Continuing Education

Bicycle technology

Bicycle Frame Building 101

Cost: $2950 CAD | $2150 US

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

Nov 20-Dec 1 | 80355, 10 sessions, Mon-Fri, 8 am–4 pm

Registration for these courses start Dec 1:
Jan 15-26 | 20043, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Mar 12-23 | 20013, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Jun 4-15 | 40008, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Aug 13-24 | 40156, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bicycle Mechanics Level 1

Cost: $215

Whether you’re a serious hobbyist, work in a cycle shop and want to upgrade your skills, or just want to fix your own bike, learn the basics of repairing and maintaining a bicycle from Bruce Wenting, an expert bike mechanic who owns Wenting Cycle and Mountain in Mission.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Jan 15-Feb 26 | 20032, 6 sessions, Mon, 7-9:30 pm
No class Feb 12
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bicycle Mechanics Level 2

Cost: $215
Prerequisite: Bicycle Mechanics Level 1

Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level with UFV's Bicycle Mechanic Level 2 course. This bicycle repair class focus on more advanced systems: you will learn about suspension and disc brake maintenance and service, shop procedures, wheel building and troubleshooting, and more. The course is taught by bicycle shop owner, Bruce Wenting. This course is suitable for graduates of Bicycle Mechanic Level 1 or students who have experience with bicycle maintenance and repair.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Apr 9-May 14 | 20073, 6 sessions, Mon, 7-9:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

Registration for winter courses now open

Boost your creativity and productivity with a Continuing Education course or program. Choose now from UFV Continuing Education’s Winter 2018 options.

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