Class Details: 6 sessions, 3 hours each, over 8 weeks, with 10 hours of Open Shop included. Cost (total of consumable materials and instruction) is $460.
Materials Budget (estimated): Tube set $120, lugs $35-50, seat stay caps $7, drop out $20, water bottle and brake bosses $30-50
This class will be taught by Martin DeWinter, who besides being an ex-certified Belgian welder, he has about twelve frames under his belt, all fixed gear, all lugged and brazed. This class will be six sessions, but spread over 8 weeks to give you 2-on-1 time for the jig and the attention of Martin for the most difficult parts. 10hrs of open shop included to give you time to build and finish your frame without rushing. (Note: It is not designed for future professionals though. If you want to go pro, or learn from an absolute master, go to Yamaguchi ($2700), United Bicycle Institute ($2950), or Bohemian in Tuscon ($3100). If you’d like to learn the basics in a fun and affordable environment, come to us.)
Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this class, but it does require patience and ability to work with power tools, open flame, and the desire to do it right (don’t want a wonky frame that’ll fall apart). 18 or older.