7 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. By placing a deposit you will gain priority access to course dates as soon as we have rescheduled prexisting course bookings. If you would like to place a deposit please fill in the form on this page.
In response to student feedback our 7 Day Bespoke Frame Building Course will be discontinued this summer and replaced with a 5 day course. Thanks to improvements in our workshop facilities we are able to deliver the same course content in a more efficient manner. This reduces accommodation costs for our students whilst still allowing plenty of time to properly learn what goes into the process of building a bicycle.
Who is it for?Students looking to produce their own bespoke bicycle frame and learn about the detail of the process along the way
Students looking to learn about the specific elements of frame building potentially with a view to doing more of it after graduating from the course
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 2:1 full time over 7 days; Thursday & Friday, then Monday to Friday the following week.
Build your very own bespoke steel bicycle frame in 7 days. With the first 2 days covering key skills and design and the following 5 focused upon building your frame you’ll learn every step of the way. You will actually build the frame 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 + Brazing skills – 1 day
Fitting and Design Masterclass – 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.
£1440 + materials for the frame (these range from £100 – £400).
£410 needed to secure your spot. Balance due 4 weeks before the start of your course.
For more information why not watch the following GCN video featuring The Bicycle Academy workshop and staff.