Bicycle frame-building

In this two-week, hands-on course, you learn the art of steel frame building from bike legend, Paul Brodie, using the same jigs and fixtures he has used to create award-winning bicycles. Classes are small to allow you to receive individual attention and guidance.

Design and build your own hard-tail frame. Graduate from the program with new skills, and experience the exhilaration of riding a bike you built yourself. There is nothing like it!

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.

Paul Brodie

Abbotsford — UFV Aerospace Centre,  Abbotsford Airport, 30645 Firecat Avenue

Course number and dates:

CRN 40011 | Jun 5 to Jun 16

CRN 40010 | Jul 24 to Aug 4


Coming Fall 2017

CRN 80167 | Sept 11 to 22

CRN 80107 | Oct 23 - Nov 3

Registration opens June 30!


Course details:
10 sessions, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

$2950 CAD

$2150 USD (or current exchange rate)

‌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


Register now

Call 1-888-823-8734 or 604-504-7441 and quote course number - Registration opens June 30 for the Fall courses.

Have questions?

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

Need accommodations?

Find out about accommodation options.

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