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