Build a bike

Build a Bike Course

Each Thursday 7pm-10pm Commencing March 8 2018  3 weeks

We have a number of quality steel road bike frames, powder coated in gorgeous colours, some in a beautiful metallic blue, which sparkles blue from one direction, and purple from another. You can bring your own frame if you have one already, or wish to source one.

This activity will go over 3 weeks, in which time you should have the bike assembled and ready to ride.

Before the course starts, we’ll need to work out what running gear will go on the bike, group set, wheels and drop or flat bars. We have some good quality secondhand parts that we have been saving for these builds, or you can source your own.

If you want to build the bike for yourself you can purchase it, or the bike can go to one of our charitable recipients.

The cost will depend on the parts you need. The cost of the frame and the course is $360. If you use our secondhand parts, the total cost should be around $1,000. Some parts such as tyres, brakes, chain etc will be new. If you do not wish to keep the bike, the cost is $240.

Other information

You will work in arguably the best bike workshop in Melbourne, with a small group of students and usually two instructors (depending on numbers). The workshop has professional bike stands, each one with it’s own set of tools. There are more advanced tools in the workshop, and we have a good stock of new and secondhand parts. If we don’t have the part you need we can order it in for the next week.

No prior knowledge of bikes is required for the course.

Sessions will run from 7pm for 3 hours. Come at 6:45 the first week for introductions and set up. You should wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and closed shoes.

We have a break in the middle, tea is provided. I’ll provide a snack the first week, then we’ll do a roster for the subsequent weeks. In the winter it can be a little cold, so rug up.

Venue Phone: 0438 002 921