5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
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8 day Frame Building Brazing Course


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Build your perfect frame – Filet Braze and Lug Braze Reynolds 653 or 853 or Columbus Spirit steel tubing.

Bike fit and CADBike Pro design training – Bryan is an industry design consultant and Master Frame Builder.

Dates can be split: 2 days bikefit and CAD plus 6 days or 2x 3 days build – contact julie for options.

Options – racing- touring- cyclocross- BMX – MTB hardtail 26/650b/29er- hybrid- fixie- gravel racer- track bike-  Di2/EPS/ETap – Hub gear bike frame.

Other cycle frame design ask for advice on 1st build potential if its possible Bryan will design with you and teach you how to build.

Not sure – we have a range of Custom Invicta bikes to try and help you decide.

Course fees £1500 inclusive vat+ cost of own frame materials (£240 average)

Additional Fork build day optional course fee £195+tubing

Can be done as stand alone course, no previous experience required.

2019 dates full May 2019 – we then head off on our travels and return in 2020


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5 reviews for 8 day Frame Building Brazing Course

  1. 5 out of 5


    Hi Bryan, thanks for the great course last week. I finally made it back to Ipswich friday night with the frame after a combination of trains, buses and a long walk. Please use the following in any reviews you use with my best wishes Mike
    This course was a steep learning curve for me, but its testament to the teaching that i didn’t realise quite how steep until the end of the course, looking back on what I’d achieved. I came along with no brazing experience and little knowledge of frame design. I left with a custom-fitted, lightweight touring frame that i’d built myself under Bryan’s expert guidance. If you want to experience the sense of achievement that comes with building your own bike from scratch, to your own specifications, I would strongly recommend this course. Just don’t be surprised if you get bitten by the frame-building bug and are already planning your next build by the time you get home!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Bryan and Martyn, Just wanted to send you a quick note to say what a fantastic week I had frame building. I’m sitting here now with my very own frame, handbuilt and hand finished by me. The parts are on the way for me to finish the build and wheels hand built with your expert tuition as well by me!
    I’ve already recommended the frame building and wheel building course to several people as a great way to discover the mysteries of bike geometry and understanding the relationship between headtube angle, seattube angle, fork rake and handling. Completely and utterly fascinating. I now have a new skill which i’ll have for life and who knows where this is going to take me.
    Thanks again Matt

  3. 5 out of 5


    Dear Julie,
    I will with pleasure email Simon and extoll the benefits of staying in the bunkhouse, and will cc you.
    I have been meaning to write to express my gratitude for the care I received from you both. I was very comfortable in the accommodation and relished immersing myself in everything cycling from building my frame to riding in the evenings and the local ale of course. You fed us royally and upon my return I have found myself to be heavier than I was on arrival. In fact I was going to say that I only need one sandwich and a piece of fruit for lunch; O and the cake is essential (and a huge T pot).
    The area came as a real surprise, it is so beautiful and the most wonderful of riding area. I was really grateful for Brian’s routes and pub recommendations. Indeed I appreciated his quiet oversight of my feeble efforts to learn this craft without making too many errors. Thank you too for making us so welcome and comfortable.
    With best wishes, Charlie.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Hi Julie and Bryan,
    Thank you again for your invitation to build the 953 frames, your hospitality and great patience.
    Both Tanya and I found the course was challenging but we learnt a lot (and for me , that will be a great help).
    And to come away with 2 rideable frames that we will treasure, and be a reminder of the course. Plus having a chance to chat, and memories like riding in the dark to the dinner on Saturday.
    We will see you in January to build our frames into bikes with you.
    I’ll confirm on the other items we discussed but confirm the 953 frame for Barbara, and the 921 forks (where we will send polished 30mm 921 rake blades, and a butted stainless 921 1.6/1.1 steerer).
    Our best wishes to you both and look forward to your expert input with the 3D printing and research.
    Keith and Tanya.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I hope you are well and have all had a good year at Downlands.
    My frame is finally built up and ready to ride but it is currently hanging in the shop window at Bicis Y mas and has been drawing a lot of attention! I hope you like it!
    Really loving my job at Bicis Y Mas and due to one thing and another Ive had to step up within the shop and take on some responsibilities I wasn’t expecting to be given this soon but I’m enjoying every single minute.
    The shop is just up the road from Poetry In Motion cycles, so I often see Dylan Thomas and chat with him about framebuilding. I have every intention of doing some more framebuilding as soon as possible and I am slowly building up my own tools and equipment.
    I really cant thank you enough for giving me the confidence to dive into the industry.
    Thanks again, Kind regards, Tom Kneen

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