Bicycle framebuilding classes

31 10 2011

I don’t want you to hunt around too much.   Here is a list with links of all the available frame courses that I know about.   Please, check your options.   I am confident that I offer one of the best frame-building experiences going.

United States:

  1. United Bicycle Institute  (2 weeks) (cost $3000) (4 to 1 student ratio)
  2. Doug Fattic (1 week to 3 weeks) (cost 2-week 1800+material-3-week 2300+material/Material 4-500 average) (3 to 1 student ratio).  Painting course and Painting services available.  Student lodging available
  3. Yamaguchi (2 weeks) (cost $2700) (3 to 1 student ratio)
  4. David Bohm (Bohemian) (2 weeks to 4 weeks) (cost $2995.00) (2 to 1 student ratio). Painting services and student lodging available. Animals welcome.
  5. Hot tubes (1 week) (cost $2750) (1 to 1 student ratio).  Painting services available
  6. Brew Bikes (1 week) (cost $1500) ( 2 to 1 student ratio) (TIG only, no fork). Powdercoating available
  7. Cat Oregon ( 6 months apprenticeship) (cost $8960.00) (unknown student/instructor ratio)
  8. R & E cycles Seattle (4 days) (cost $3600.00) (1 on 1 student ratio). Painting services available
  9. Sanner Cycles (palo altoCA) (3 days) ( cost $ 1000.00) (1 to 1 ratio) (no fork)
  10. MetalGuru (Hudson Valley N.Y.) (1 to 1)($2750 for 8.5 days) (TIG) (no fork).   Also available 2.5 day bicycle painting course $750.00.  Painting services available.
  11. Joe Bringheli  (must call for info)
  12. Walt Works (5 days) (1 to 1) ($2000-2700) No fork.
  13. Bicycle specialties (no info, must contact)
  14. Bicycle Collective (not a lot of info, contact) ($1000.00)
  15. Geekhouse bicycles ($2700) not a lot of info

Canada:

  1. Paul Brodie frame course (university of fraser Valley BC) (2 weeks) ($2500.00 +if premium materials used) (4 to 1 ratio) (pre-fab fork)  TIG or fillet braze only

United Kingdom:

  1. Dave Yates (England): ( 1 week) (879 pounds + materials- $1400 U.S) (2 to 1)
  2. Swallow Bicycles (England): (1 week) (850 pounds + materials) (1 to 1)
  3. Downland Cycles: (England) (6-10 days) (1015-2300 pounds plus materials- $1600-3600 U.S) (2 to 1,)
  4. The Bicycle Academy: (England) ( 4 days-10 ) (750-2500 pounds +materials) ($1200-5000 U.S) ( 4 to 1 ratio).  Focus predominately on fillet brazing.
  5. Curtis Bicycles framebuilding course: (England) (5 days) (1000-1150 pounds $1623-1800 U.S.) (1 to 1) Notes: Curtis was a founding instructor at The Bicycle Academy (TBA)  9 miles from TBA
  6. Frame Building Academy:  England (5 days) (1200 pounds) ($1950 U.S)
  7. Bamboo Bicycle Club England (495 pounds) 2 days

Switzerland, France, Italy,Germany, etc:

  1. OTM bikes (Cophenhagen) (6 days) (1600-2700 euro incl. materials-$2200+ U.S) (1 to 1 or 2 to 1  15% off – fork extra)
  2. Fahradbaukurse  (Swiss) (2 weeks) (3500 franc  $3865 U.S)
  3. Manofacto (Swiss) (1 week) (2500 franc $2760 U.S) (2 to 1)
  4. Big Forest Frames (Germany) (5-15 days) (950E-2900E $1230-3750 U.S)

Asia:

  1.  Ti Cycles of India
  2. Bike School of Thailand 
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2 responses

16 11 2011
Dave

Are your 2012 classes full?

16 11 2011
bohemianbicycles

No, not at all. I still have Feb, March, May and some at the end of the year. Check out http://www.framebuildingschool.com and get them while they are hot! 🙂

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