Learn how to design and weld your own bicycle at Boston’s most convenient bike frame building class!
Framebuilding is a functional craft with roots dating back more than a century. This class will teach you the process from start to finish, including making strong, beautiful fillet brazed joints. By the end of this course, you’ll have built your first steel bicycle frame!
BYOBF students will build a custom sized gravel bike frame. Some call them “all-road bikes”, some call them “fat-tire road bikes”, but basically it’s a road bike frame made for disc brakes and 650B x 47mm tires (for additional spec on the frameset, click here).
This class is designed to guide you through the process of designing and building a gravel bike frame. Students may add to or customize their frame upon completion of the class, but the course is designed to guide everyone through the same process, adjusting for size only.
At the end of the class, you’ll have your own unpainted steel bicycle frame! When the course ends, you’ll need to take it to a bike shop for reaming of the seat tube and head tube, and add paint and components to complete your bicycle. You’re welcome to add things to your frame after class, but we won’t be taking class time to discuss making anything other than exactly what’s specified here.
This class runs 9 Tuesdays, starting January 15