Continuing Education

Bicycle Technology

Bicycle Frame Building 101

Cost: $4950 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?

Find out about accommodation options.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Mar 16-27 | 20020, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
May 4-15 | 40006, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm
Jul 13-24 | 40088, 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm

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

Cost: $245

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 6-Feb 10 | 20226, 6 sessions, Mon, 7-9:30 pm

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

Cost: $245
Prerequisite: Bicycle Mechanics Level 1

Building on Bicycle Mechanics Level 1, this class focuses on advanced systems. Learn about suspension and disc brake maintenance and service, shop procedures, and wheel building and trouble shooting. Master the tricks of the trade from a bike specialist, who has worked as the national cycling team's mechanic in Malaysia, Japan, and the UK.

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Feb 24-Mar 30 | 20032, 6 sessions, Mon, 7–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
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UFV Continuing Education's winter/spring 2020 catalogue is now live online for your to choose your next learning opportunity. Registration is now open.

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