Aaron Dykstra of Six-Eleven Bicycle Co., an award winning builder of beautiful lugged and fillet brazed bicycles, recently attended Metal Guru for a custom bicycle welding class.
Aaron had the desire to add welding to his repertoire of bicycle building skills. He turned to Metal Guru so he could learn the specifics of welding as it pertains to bicycle frame building rather than just the general instruction he would gain if he attended a local technical school. With his attention to detail and good hand eye coordination he was very quick to become proficient at running weld beads. His prior bicycle building experience allowed him to easily grasp the subtleties of the welding sequence as it relates to frame alignment.
The frame he built was a 650B (AKA 27.5″) geared mountain bike with a chain stay disc brake mount.
The following photographs show his progress through the class. Great work Aaron!