We are running 2 testbed events for our frame building classes in anticipation of running them more regularly in 2024. The classes will give the opportunity for participants to get a glimpse into the world of bicycle frame building. Introducing the skills and tools involved through the process of constructing and brazing your own steel frame.
Students will initially go through the process of designing a frame, selecting tubing and frame parts and talking design theory and fit with our framebuilders in a one to one remote consultation process. You will then visit the workshops for a 5 day hands-on practical course where you will build it! Learning all of the steps in the process and getting to try every aspect of building your very own brass fillet brazed steel bicycle frame with the Stayer workshop framebuilding team. The build will involve mitering tubing, tacking and brazing the frame as well as attaching frame furniture with silver. Basic construction methods will be addressed along with all of the processes needed to finish the frame to an unfiled brass fillet finish at the workshop.
The testbed will focus on brass brazing and silver soldering frame construction methods. Materials costs will be additional to the course costs. As a guide frame materials will cost around £400 but the materials, within the constraints of the taught skills, are very much open to your choice so can be altered to fit your budget.
Frame only atm – no fork or other bits and bobs. Materials will be decided on during the consultation process prior to the workshop days.
Prospective attendees please consider that these are testbed events and will be the first run throughs of the course in the Stayer workshop. As such we are significantly discounting the price as well as initially offering only 2 places per course. As there are currently only 4 places available in total on the Framebuilding 101 – TESTBED course please be sure that you can attend all days and are happy to be involved in the initial events as outlined.
23-27th of October 2023 or 13-17th of November 2023
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