Build Your Own Bike with Quirk Cycles in the UK!


Build Your Own Bike with Quirk Cycles in the UK!

Bicycle framebuilding is one of the greatest achievements in human history. With your hands and some materials, you can build a completely sustainable form of transportation that can last for lifetimes. Cherishing this art and utilitarianism, many experienced builders open their workshops up to participants to learn this craft and the lastest we’ve come upon is Rob Quirk from Quick Cycles in the UK. Read on for more information!

Over the course of 5 days, participants will be introduced to the skills and processes involved in making a fillet brazed steel frame. Throughout the course, experienced frame builder Rob Quirk will guide while you build your own frame in a 1-1 teaching environment. Rob has a decade of experience under his belt building frames. Having graduated from the Bicycle Academy he went full circle and became a teacher there guiding a new generation of frame builders. Not only will you benefit from Rob’s years of experience, he is one of the only builders with teaching experience.



  • Frame materials including tubing, dropouts and braze-ons
  • All consumables including gas, abrasives, flux, brass, silver
  • Protection mask



  • Carbon fork – £500
  • Single colour powder finish with logos – £500



  • Road, Gravel or MTB
  • Head tubes for threadless 1 1/8” fork steerers. 46mm and 36mm are most common sizes
  • T47 or BSA bottom brackets in most widths
  • Brake types: rim or disc brakes. No cantilever, V etc
  • Derailleur gears or SS only. No internal geared hubs, belt or kardan drive
  • Mounting options available for luggage racks and fenders
  • No steel fork, racks, etc
  • Fillet brazing only, no tig or lugs
  • No 3D printed parts


See more at Quick Cycles!