10 Day Bespoke Frame Building Course
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our workshop is temporarily closed. As such we are currently unable to schedule upcoming course dates. You can still make a booking by placing a booking deposit. Please fill in the following form if you would like to place a deposit.
We intend to begin teaching as soon as possible. We have a waiting list of existing bookings and these will be given priority over new enquiries. Due to the complexities of the upcoming rebooking process we can not currently confirm waiting list times, course start dates or reopening dates. Thanks for your patience, we can’t wait to welcome students back to TBA.
Build the bicycle of your dreams on our 10 day Bespoke course. Make a fork too or tackle more time consuming frame features such as belt drive compatibility.
Who is this course for?
Students looking to gain a thorough and comprehensive understanding of bicycle frame production.
Students who are looking to produce more frames, by themselves, after graduating from the course.
Students who want to produce a frame and fork or tackle more time consuming frame features such as, for example, belt drive compatibility.
What are the prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites. It will suit complete novices or experienced builders as we can tailor the content to suit your specific skills and experience.
Duration and Format
We teach this course either 1:1 or 2:1, full time in 10 days over 2 consecutive weeks Monday – Friday, then Monday - Friday.
This is the most comprehensive course offered at The Bicycle Academy, with the first 4 days comprised of a series of skills masterclasses followed by 6 days spent building your very own frame and forks. You’ll learn every step of the way, actually build a bike for yourself and crucially; you’ll come away with the skills to make more. We won’t skim over details, or do things for you, we’ll teach you properly so that you do a great job to be proud of.
- Bench fitting skills – 1 day
- Fillet & Capillary Brazing Masterclass – 2 days
- Fitting and Design Masterclass – 1 day
- Custom Fork Building – 1 day
- Custom Frame Building – 5 days
One of the many benefits of taking a course with us is that once you have graduated you can hire the use of one of our frame-building benches to work on your own frame building projects. We keep costs down and only charge for the time you spend in the workshop and any materials you use.
£2880 + materials for the frame set (these range from £180-£400)
£720 deposit required to secure your spot, balance due 4 weeks before course start date.
For more information why not watch the following GCN video featuring The Bicycle Academy workshop and staff.