Bike Frame Building Course

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Build your dream bike yourself! We work together one on one to build your dream bike. We start with your ideas, the small details that you always wanted to have on your frame. We measure your body and your current bike to fine tune the geometry so that your new frame finally fits the way you want it to, and choose the tube set to give your frame the ride qualities that you choose. After a bit of practice with mitering tubes and brazing them together we can get to work. With every miter and each time you take the torch in your hand you’ll see the frame you’ve been dreaming about slowly become a reality. I can honestly tell you that it is a great experience to ride the frame that you built with your own hands for the first time!

A few words about my frame building courses… I generally recommend to first build a lugged frame (Lugged Fixie, Road, or Trekking Bike, see below). Building a frame with lugs is easier, goes much faster than without lugs, and brazing lugs is much easier than without lugs (fillet brazing). But, you can also build a lugless frame as your first frame, it just takes more time (I offer two courses, Mountain Bike or Road Bike). If you have the time and money, I recommend the Master Frame Building Course, in which we first build a lugged frame, and then a lugless frame in 10 days. This is really a great introduction into frame building, especially if you think you might continue building frames after the course is over!

Multi Week Frame Building Courses

Master Course Dream Ride Lugged Mountain Bike – We build three frames together over three weeks. I recommend to first build a lugged frame, then a normal filled brazed frame, and finally the third frame will be custom lugged mountain bike, with lugs that you will fillet braze yourself. Lugged mountain bikes are really something special, and you will be very happy when yours is finished! Check one out here. 15 days, 3500 Euro + material cost

Master Frame Building Course – We build two frames together over 10 Days. I recommend to first build a lugged frame, and then a normal fillet brazed frame (any kind). This is a really great course for people that are interested in continuing to build frames on their own after the course is over. You will be much more confident and faster when you start the second fillet brazed frame than if it was your first frame. By building two frames what you learn will with stay with you longer through repetition, than if you only build a single frame. 10 Days, 2325 Euro + material cost

Single Frame Building Courses

Custom Lugged Mountain Bike Frame Building Course – You can’t buy lugs four a mountain bike, so lugged mountain bikes are really something special. As a beginner, you can however build your own lugged mountain bike in one week. I will build the lugs beforehand, so when you arrive to start your course they are ready to go. At the end of the course you’ll have a really special frame to build up! As a beginner this course is really a great way to build something special straight from the first frame. 5 Days, 1850 Euro, including Fork Building Course + material cost

Fillet Brazed (Lugless) Mountain Bike Frame Building Course – Build your own mountain bike without lugs. Frame building without lugs is somewhat more time intensive than with lugs. As a beginner you just need to have a bit of patience, but you can do it! No prior experience is necessary with brazing. Does not include a fork, but can be combined with my fork building class (add 225 Euro and 1 day)., or add a suspension or carbon fork as an option. up to 5 days, 1150 Euro + material cost.

Fillet Brazed (Lugless) Fixie, Road, or Trekking Bike Frame Building Course – Build your own fixie, road, or trekking bike without lugs. Frame building without lugs is somewhat more time intensive than with lugs. As a beginner you just need to have a bit of patience, but you can do it! No prior experience is necessary with brazing. Does not include a fork, but can be combined with my fork building class (add 175 Euro and 1 day), or add a suspension or carbon fork as an option. up to 5 Days, 1150 Euro + material costs.

Lugged Fixie, Road, or Trekking Bike Frame Building Course – Build your own fixie, road, or trekking bike with lugs. Frame building with lugs is a great way to build your first frame. Lugged frames take less time to build than lugless frames, and brazing with lugs is easier than without. No prior experience is necessary with brazing. Highly recommended for beginners! Does not include a fork, but can be combined with my fork building class (add 175 Euro and 1 day), or add a suspension or carbon fork as an option. up to 4 Days, 995 Euro + material cost.

Fork and Partial Frame Building Courses

Rigid Fork Frame Building Course – Build a rigid fork to fit your frame! Though this course is meant to be combined with one of my other course, it is also a great introduction to frame building. You could book this course, spend a day with me building your fork, and by the end of it you’ll know if you would like to continue with your frame. 1 day, 225 Euro, not including material costs.

Two Hour Frame Building Course: Stop by the workshop, cut your first tubes, give fillet brazing a test drive. It will definitely be fun and you’ll have a better idea if a one week course is right for you. 50 Euro

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