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Shand at Spin London – 5-7 December 2014

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At the beginning of December Steven and myself will be at Spin in Shoreditch London with a Stoater and our new production 29er. It’s a great opportunity to have a look at our bikes in the flesh, so come along and say hi. Tickets are available for free from the Spin website.

Location: Rochelle School & Club Row, Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES (location on google map).

posted by russell - November 19th, 2014

Shand jerseys are here!

Shand Cycling Jersey

Just arrived this morning and available to buy in our online shop. Thanks for your patience!

posted by russell - November 10th, 2014

I think Chris likes his Stoater

Hello Steven, Russell and Fraser and Euan

Month one went well. 382 miles, at least 75% of them on tracks I knew of but had never been on. I joined up the village, the Lammermuirs, and the Lauder Valley on a number of high-level solo excursions passing the odd sheep, one or two ramblers, and a lot of wind turbines. I joined up bits of my mental geography of my own back yard, into a more coherent jigsaw. I found large swathes of uninhabited land only a few clicks from my front door that I had never managed to access before. Ancient routes (not least the Herring Road) and newly laid access roads – the Stoater made no distinction, just rolled on through silently without a grumble. I fell off once hitting a clear-fell tree stump amongst the Crystal Rigg turbines.

Here we are in the back garden in single speed mode with some 37mm Vittorias ready for anything the winter roads want to throw at us.

Thank again for all of your precision work. I’m appreciating it!!

Chris

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posted by steven - October 26th, 2014

Portland Design Works mudguards

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According to Wikipedia, the word fender is the American English term used to define the part of a vehicle that covers or frames a wheel, including those on bicycles.

This side of the Atlantic we use the term mudguards, but so far hasn’t stopped Steven and myself living with ‘full metal fenders’ from US based Portland Design Works (PDW) for a good part of the year.

Granted it’s been an amazing summer, but now the weather’s turned they’re certainly proving their worth on the daily commute – and we love ‘em. From the simplicity of how they’re attached, to the spartan good looks (and the all-important keeping you dry), they just work. They also have a rigidity that eliminates any annoying rattles and rubbing, especially useful when riding off road.

The flexible rubber mud flaps are also good for taking abuse when knocked or being loaded in and out of cars / trains etc. In short, we fully recommend them and think they look great on our bikes.

If you’re placing an order for a bike, just let us know if you’d like a pair. You won’t be disappointed. Alternatively, you can buy a set here in the Shand shop.

posted by russell - October 24th, 2014

Ex Display Bike For Sale

We have an ex-display bike up for sale. This is a Fat Tyre Stoater, size large. Offered as a frame and fork option or as a full bike.

We built this for a show earlier this year and it’s been hanging up here ever since.

Price is £1000 including delivery anywhere in the UK. If you love the bike but aren’t feeling the love for the colour, we can repaint in any colour you like, this’ll cost an additional £100 at least depending on how crazy you want to go!

It’s currently just a frame and fork but if you’d like a full bike we can sort that out for you too. Just let us know your preferred componentry and we can give you a quote.

Full geometry is shown below. Bike is Reynolds 853, 73mm threaded bottom bracket shell, 1-1/8″ headtube (we can fit a King headset for an additional £95). Clearance for 2.2″ tyres. Geometry for drop bars but could run flat bars if you needed.

Bike is pretty much brand-new. Built up for display but never ridden anywhere.

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posted by steven - October 24th, 2014

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