Bicycle frame building courses in Sydney?

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Bicycle frame building courses in Sydney?

Postby stew » Thu May 22, 2008 11:38 am

Hi,

Does anybody know whether there are any bicycle frame building courses in Sydney?

I am keen to learn but can't find anything suitable.

I'd be grateful for any advice or feedback...

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Stew

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Postby AUbicycles » Fri May 23, 2008 6:57 pm

Hi,
Just a short answer so that there is at least an answer.

From all of the feedback and past questions there are no courses running. Tafe did have a bicycle mechanic course however I believe it has stopped. Some local councils may offer short courses - more like introductory courses for general repairs.

For bike building, the best option is to take a traineeship (or work out a deal) with a frame builder. But who makes frames in Sydney... Paul Hillbrick.
Here are also some tips however am not sure how reliable this list of Australian Framebuilders is.

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Postby Jean » Mon May 26, 2008 11:07 am

A thread in the General Discussion forum threw up this link recently. She's a hobby frame builder and I think her website makes mention of a frame builder forum somewhere. Getting in touch with her and maybe finding the forum might be a starting point. She's in Sydney. I suspect this might be an endeavour which requires determination, a fair amount of tools and lots of hard lessons.

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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon May 26, 2008 11:42 am

I believe there is a guy in the Dagobah system who could teach you, but beware, there is a strong disturbance in the force.

I think there is a need for these types of courses. Maybe you should talk to your local advocacy group to see if they know anyone and organise it yourself. I think you'll have plenty of takers.

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