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Local frame building courses

Hello all,

Love the site and BikeCAD.

Has anyone come across a local course for frame building? I've read books, blogs and websites, but would like to get some hands on training with and experienced builder.


Local frame building courses

There are a number of frame building courses offered around the world. Whether any of them are local to you depends on where you live. Here are a few links to check out. Hopefully, others can add more. United Bicycle Institute with campuses in Ashland, Oregon and Portland, Oregon. Bohemian Framebuilding School in Tucson, Arizona. Bamboo Bike Studio based in Brooklyn, New York, but with workshops offered in several places across North America. Yamaguchi Framebuilding School in Rifle, Colorado. Doug Fattic based in Niles, Michigan. He doesn't seem to have his own website. However, here's a video about his class:

The Bicycle Academy is a new charitable venture based in Frome, Somerset, which is near Bristol, England. Here's a video about that:

Bicycle Framebuilding 101 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Brew Bikes in Creston, North Carolina.

Hey Brent,

Hey Brent,

Thanks for the info. I re-read my posting and realized that I didn't post my 'local' area. LOL. I am looking for a local frame building course/ tutor in the Guelph/ Waterloo Region, Ontario area. Sorry for any confusion.

Learn welding through college courses

While there may not currently be any local framebuilding schools in the Guelph/ Waterloo area, there are still local options for acquiring some of the individual skills used in frame building. For example, you can learn welding through Conestoga College's Continuing Education Program.

On the other hand, since most people don't have a local framebuilding school at their disposal, people that do want to learn the trade will often travel to attend these unique schools. Most schools recognize that students are coming from out of town and will suggest options for lodging and also structure the experience for intensive learning in a relatively short period of time.

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