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I was just thinking about learning to build frames (now that I live nowhere near UBI). I am more likely to borrow a torch and have someone show me how to fillet braze tubes than I am to pay $3000 and fly to Tucson, but it’s attractive.

Dave Bohm says you learn more by building a lugged or partially lugged frame, since there are more fundamental aspects to it than TIG or fillet brazing. He also said TIG takes the most practice, which I didn’t know.

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  1. Hi Biketinker…

    Remember you walk away with a frame from a frame school and all the practice materials you can use so its not quite as expensive as it may seem.

    What I mean by building lugged or lugless is that I want the student to concentrate on the process of building a frame (design, construction, alignment, finishing etc) rather than just a welding process. TIG welding is tough and really a course with TIG welding is more like….Lets learn how to passably weld for 6-7 days and then hammer out a frame (no fork, even UBI does not do that) in the last 4 days. Its a welding course with a follow up on framebuilding and I rather it be the other way around.

    Hope that clarifies it a bit. Hope to see you here one day. BTW T-shirts are freebies at the course:)

  2. Got it. A bicycle is more than a frame, and a frame is more than thin-walled tubes joined at particular angles. That does put it in perspective, too; when you leave a frame building school, you have more than the physical object to ride away on.
    Thanks for that.

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