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Low Cost Frame Fixture - Next batch

We're happy to announce that the next batch of LCFFs is currently in production. We're aiming to assemble and ship this batch before the end of the month.  The Academy Tools LCFF achieves both affordability and accuracy, and a whole lot more, thanks to clever design.We’ve removed the risk of ever building frames on a jig that is unknowingly out of alignment, and opened up some really exciting possibilities such as reduced manufacturing and production cost, flat-pack design, reduced shipping footprint & cost, user assembly & calibration and a huge and expandable build range. As a result the LCFF is the only fully functional low cost frame building fixture in existence. Thanks to its clever design The Bicycle Academy Low...

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Simon's Bentley inspired Road bike

Check out Simon’s beautiful Road Bike, built on a 10 day Frame Building course at TBA a few years ago. Since completing the course Simon has continued to make bikes under the name Rone Cycles.   The beautiful green paint scheme is inspired by the 2003 LeMans winning Bentley speed 8. Simon points out that “The green wraps around the black of the chainstays and the crankset, just as the cars paint wraps around its black wheels - the frame is also highlighted with a silver pinstripe to match the car”. A few years after finishing the bike Simon was lucky enough to work on the restoration of one of the original Bentley race cars - he couldn’t miss the opportunity to introduce...

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Job Vacancy at The Bicycle Academy

We are looking for someone to join the team as a full time Commercial Manager to drive and execute our ambitious plans!  The Bicycle Academy is an award-winning business working within the bespoke and low volume bicycle manufacturing sector. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, highly motivated, team of people that love what they do. With six specialised employees, working across four business departments (Education & Experiences, Design & Development, Retail and Operations), we are now looking to build a dedicated management team to enable the business to thrive.  The Bicycle Academy (TBA) was founded in December 2011 after a successful crowdfunding campaign. TBA is a multi award-winning business working within the bespoke and low volume bicycle manufacturing...

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The Bicycle Academy X Komoot - Gravel Social

In September 2019 we teamed up with route planning experts at Komoot to host an exciting 75km off road/adventure social ride followed by a chance for participants to see inside the TBA workshop.  We spent the day exploring beautiful forest fire roads and single track - with a little bit of tarmac - before heading back to our workshop for coffee (courtesy of Roundhill Roastery), snacks and a little bit of brazing. The route began at The Bicycle Academy workshop and included a really varied mix of terrain, you can download the route from our Komoot page although we recommend taking a pretty capable bicycle. A cyclocross bike, gravel bike or hardtail MTB would be perfect.  We were extremely lucky...

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The Bicycle Academy at Grinduro Scotland 2019

And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy frame builders to ever whirl their wheels in the WACKY RACES. Competing for the title of Grinduro’s wackiest frame builder. The bikes are approaching the starting line.  First, is the TBA GXC driven by Tom Sturdy. Next is paratrooper Will Barcode on the TBA Splat Grav. Flying through the air is the Rad Roamer piloted by Ted James. Maneuvering for position is Andy Carr on the Spoon Customs Fat Tracker and right on his tail is Pi Manson on his Caledonian Carrier. Sneaking along last is the unmistakable Petor of Dear Susan Bicycles riding his award winning ‘Mike Rotch’..."Grav, Grav. And double Grav!" There’s no escaping it. The line-up...

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