Journal

Always practicing…

…always learning. When was the last time that you did something just to get better at it? A tricky fillet braze, or an awkward hand mitre? Did you make real progress? Meaningful practice means more than just doing something often. You need to spend time considering the outcome, you need to know what to look [...]

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Bespoked Bristol 2013

Bespoked Bristol really is the highlight of the year for all things frame building in the uk. Aside from our own stand and staging the first live frame build,  we’ve got some really cool things lined up: we’re going to be launching our own range of frame building tools and Jigs, bicycle sizing and fitting courses [...]

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Live Frame Build

We’re really excited to be staging the first ‘Live Frame Build’ event at Bespoked Bristol this year. Dreamt up over a coffee at Look Mum No Hands after last years Great British Braze Off the event will give people a chance to get up close and see frame builders at work whist they collaboratively build [...]

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Swarf Cycles

We’re really lucky, we to get to teach lots of different people here at The Bicycle Academy; from first timers to part time frame builders and also working pro’s. This week we taught Adrian from Swarf Cycles, a one man bike brand that Adrian runs from his workshop at home in Dorset. Adrian’s a design engineer working in [...]

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Made In Brunel (well, Frome actually)

Over the past few weeks we’ve been working on a cool side project with Brunel University student Kat Harris and Charge Bikes. Kat’s one of three students working with Charge Bikes to develop some new products for the Frome based brand, a project which she’ll be unveiling towards the end of April. We were asked [...]

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