August 20, 2010 (Abbotsford, BC) – The University of the Fraser Valley is offering a bicycle frame-building course, September 27 – October 8. Learn the art of steel frame-building in this two-week course from the man who helped get it all started on the West Coast — Paul Brodie. This is a hands-on course using the same jigs and fixtures that helped to create over 4000 hand-built Brodie frames.
Design your own hard-tail frame, and be an integral part of its creation. Graduate from the course with knowledge and understanding of the process… and believe me, there is nothing like 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’ll 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″ / 29″ / 700c
– brake mounts: disc or V-brake style: MTB/single speed/cyclocross/road/cruiser
– paint: not supplied
Note: Bicycle gruppos will be available for course participants at wholesale pricing. Please let us know in advance if you are interested.
Location: ABBOTSFORD — UFV Aerospace Centre, Abbotsford Airport, 30645 Firecat Avenue
When: Sept 27 – October 8, 8 am – 3:30 pm, $2500.
For more info, visit the UFV website here.