Metal Guru was started by Vicious Cycles' founder Carl Schlemowitz to provide instruction in the art of bicycle frame manufacturing and painting. Our students range from beginners to professional frame builders and painters. Since classes are small, our curriculum can be tailored to suit your experience level.
Classes are held at Vicious Cycles World Headquarters in New Paltz, NY.
The instructors at Metal Guru are industry professionals. The curriculum consists of proven methods and techniques developed from decades of bicycle manufacturing experience.
Our metalworking and painting classes are comprised of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on learning. There are no prerequisites and no prior experience necessary.
Metal Guru frame building classes are offered all through the year and have a low student to instructor ratio, so students can experience hands on learning with experienced professional instructors in a fully equipped bicycle manufacturing facility.
Metal Guru frame painting classes are offered all through the year and have a low student to instructor ratio, so students can experience step by step instruction on the process of applying a high quality finish to a frame of their choice in a fully equipped paint shop.
Seminars & Workshops
Metal Guru offers seminars and workshops throughout the year so you can gain knowledge into specific aspects of the frame manufacturing from industry experts.
Burnsey, Oddity Cycles
“A true life-changer for me. Don’t die wondering.”
I can’t say enough good things about Carl and his venture, Metal Guru. If you are interested in learning a skill, advancing down the path or just want to see how one makes it 20+ years in the industry; go see him, take a class. A true life-changer for me. Don’t die wondering.
Ari Rosenzweig, Ari Cycles
“It was an absolute eye and soul opening experience…Carl is a bicycle university of knowledge and experience.”
It was an absolute eye and soul opening experience. It opens up for so many creative solutions. The beginning of a new era for Ari Cycles….. Carl is a bicycle university of knowledge and experience. Highly recommended for professionals or even amateurs who want to give a personal life to their baby and meet one of the legends in the bike industry…..
Frequently Asked Questions
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