List of Bicycle Framebuilding Schools and Teachers

Here’s my list, which will evolve over time, of individual builders and schools that teach the craft of bicycle framebuilding. I’ll provide contact information and some general notes about each, but seeing as prices fluctuate, I will not include those here.

Individual Framebuilders

NameLocationClass SizeJoining MethodsMaterialsNotes
usDoug FatticNiles, MI3Fillet-brazed, lugged.Steel.Herbie Helm co-teaches along with Doug.
usPaul WyganowskiPrinceton, MN1Fillet-brazed, lugged.Steel.Teaches the Paterek method.
usDave BohmTucson, AZ2Fillet-brazed, lugged, bonded.Steel, carbon.
usKoichi YamaguchiRifle, CO3Fillet-brazed, lugged.Steel.
usBREWBoone, NC5TIG.Steel.
usTiCyclesPortland, OR4Lugged, TIG.Steel.
usHot TubesShirley, MAUnknownTIG.Steel.
caPaul BrodieAbbotsford, BC4Fillet-brazed, lugged, TIG.Steel.
gbDownland CyclesCanterbury, Kent, England3Fillet-brazed, lugged.Steel.
gbDave YeatsCorningsby, Lincoln, England2Fillet-brazed, lugged.Steel.


NameLocationClass SizeJoining MethodsMaterialsNotes
usUBIVarious locations in OR.LargeTIG, Fillet-brazed, lugged.Steel, titanium.
usMetalGuruHudson Valley, NY2TIG, Fillet-brazed.Steel.Offers courses in paint, advanced techniques.
usUniversity of IowaIowa City, IAUnknownUnknownSteel.
gbThe Bicycle AcademyFrome, Somerset, EnglandUnknownFillet-brazed, lugged.Steel.Offers a variety of courses.

Something Missing?

Am I missing a school or a builder who teaches? Drop me an email.

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