Metal Guru is proud to announce the 2017 return of guest instructor Stephen Bilenky of Bilenky Cycle Works, who will be teaching a course in fillet brazed steel bicycle frame building. The class will be limited to two students and Carl Schlemowitz will be co-instructor, so there will be a one to one ratio between student and teacher. The class will be 68 hours over 8 1/2 days. The course cost is $3750. Interested students should please send an email to metalguru@viciouscycles.com or call Carl at (845)883-4303 ext. 2. Students will finish course with a completed frame, ready for paint.

about Metal Guru

Metal Guru is an educational metalgurubadgesq_white croppedventure launched by Carl Schlemowitz to provide instruction in the study of frame manufacturing at Vicious Cycles’ world headquarters in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. The classes offered are in metal working and painting. They are comprised of lectures, demos and hands on learning. No prior experience is necessary.

about Vicious Cycles

Founded in 1994, Vicious Cycles has carved out a place in the very competitive world of the bicycle industry.  The company’s success is due to well designed, and meticulously manufactured products that inspire riders to reach new levels of personal performance, and products that fill niches overlooked by larger, less dynamic companies.


The Vicious Cycles’ facility is a fully equipped factory with the production capacity of several hundred frames a year, busting at the seams with CNC and specialty machines, tubing benders, alignment tools, welding jigs, and a paint department.

about Carl ‘Snarl’ Schlemowitz

As founder of Vicious Cycles Carl has devoted himself to creating handmade bicycle works of art.

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