Continuing Education

Bicycle frame building

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?

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Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre


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

Bike Frame Building open house

Always wanted to build your own bike? Come talk to frame building master, Paul Brodie, of Brodie Bikes’ fame, at UFV Aerospace Centre, Wed, Apr 11, 5-8 pm.

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