CCA Urban Mobility Program: 2017

CCA is pleased to announce the eighth summer of our Urban Mobility Program on the San Francisco campus.

Our summer 2017 frame-building course is a three-week intensive.

Urban Mobility 1: The Bicycle Frame, Traditional Techniques

Instructor: Nicholas Riddle
San Francisco / INDUS–232 / 15 sessions
Prerequisite: none
July 10-28, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuition: $3,250 for pass/fail; $50 nonrefundable summer registration fee
Lab fee payable at registration: $300

Enrollment is limited to 8 students in each class.
In this studio students explore the design of the bicycle and use oxy-acetylene brazing techniques to create bicycle frames of their own design. Traditional frame geometry is explained, and participants create their own personalized designs.

Students learn brass fillet and silver brazing -- traditional methods of bicycle frame construction -- as well as hand tool and machine tool techniques to cut and prepare the bicycle frame tubes for joining.

Frame-building tools and techniques such as jigs, fixtures, measurement, alignment, and finishing are also covered. Dedicated students have the opportunity to construct a complete bicycle frame, without a fork, within the time frame of the class. (3 credits)

Students will need to purchase their own frame building materials, approximately $150.

This course satisfies an Industrial Design Investigative studio or studio elective.


Registration for non-CCA students begins on Monday, March 27. To register, please call the Office of Special Programs at 510.594.3710.

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For more information
Office of Special Programs
Oakland campus, Ralls 201

Nina Sadek
Dean of Special Programs

Carol Pitts
Assistant to the Dean of Special Programs