Journal

An example of student work…

We don’t show enough of this; the completed bikes that our students build… well; James spent some time with us at the start of the year, on a 7 day bespoke course . This bike was a labour of love for James and I think you’ll agree the final bike is something very special indeed. [...]

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Hacked

Nick from Charge and Fabric took part in the Hack Bike Derby so made his bike here at The Bicycle Academy, including some pretty shonky workmanship in the true spirit of things…”Hacked” seems like an appropriate title.

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TBA Africa Bikes in Namibia!

We’re proud to say that our TBA Africa Bikes have safely arrived in Namibia, and are already being given out to teachers, students and healthcare workers. Many of our TBA Africa Bikes have been donated to Kindergarten Teachers working in Outapi, Namibia. A collaboration between SunCycles Namibia, BEN Namibia, DAPP Namibia, and supported by the [...]

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Hack Bike Derby

The Hack Bike Derby Annual Invitational is an excuse for framebuilders to make some bikes for the hell of it then race them against each other. The event is something that I’ve wanted to make happen for about three years, but with an already full plate it has been too hard to fit in, up [...]

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Frickin laser beams

This special method of brazing is only possible after 10,000 hrs (or 500 frames) of torch time. Yup it’s reserved for those who’ve racked up the magic number of hours to become a true master. The last hour / frame is particularly teasing as you question why it’s not about how good you actually are [...]

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