As part of our New Year clearout, we’re going to be sticking some stuff up for sale that’s been hanging around the workshop too long.
First up is a Reynolds 853 29er mountain bike frame. This was built a couple of years but was never painted. It’s a full 853 frame with Paragon slider dropouts. We can supply various inserts for these dropouts so you can run it with a derailleur, singlespeed or with a Rohloff hub.
We’ll paint it whatever (single) colour you want. If you want a fancy paint design we can do that too but it will cost extra. It was originally designed for 100-120mm travel forks. 73º seat angle with a 71.5º head angle. Effective top tube length is about 600mm, seattube length is 485mm, chainstays are 450mm. Seattube is 28.6 for a 27.2 seatpost. 1-1/8″ headtube.
The drawing is below with all relevant numbers and angles. Looking to get £700 for this which is pretty close to half price if you commissioned us to build the same thing today. We’ll ship it anywhere in the UK for that price too. Let us know asap if you’re interested as I don’t think this will be around for long.
Obviously the drawing is for dimensions only. Some pics of the frame primed and ready for paint of your choice is shown below (dropouts inserts not shown). Any questions, give us a buzz on 01506 435 400.
I know summers’s over, but we’ve finally got t-shirts back in stock! Available in three sizes and two colours (graphite or sunflower) you can find them in the Shand online shop.
We’re starting to update our webshop with some winter essentials to help you keep riding through the colder, darker months. First products to be added are lighting systems from UK company Exposure. Exposure are a sister company to USE who may be familiar to you already through their components like seatposts and stems.
I’ve been commuting with an Exposure Joystick on the front and a Flare on the back. My commute is mostly on unlit quiet country roads and I’m super impressed by them. It’s been a while since I bought good quality lights (pre-LED) and I can’t believe how much the technology has moved on.
So if you’re looking for lights to get you through the winter pop over to our webshop.
Sneak visuals of some kit we’re getting made by our friends at Endura and Rothera. Rothera are producing a very neat cotton cap and Endura will be making a short and long sleeve jersey along with a matching gilet (prices to be confirmed). We’re only having a small number produced initially to gauge demand, so if you’d like one, let us know and we’ll let you know when they’re ready – hopefully by the beginning of March.
It’s been a long time coming but now those of you waiting to pull the plug (flick the switch? kick the rock? light the torch? whip the beaver?…. whatever….) on a full bike have no excuse.
As of today the Stoater is available as a complete bike. At the moment we have 2 build kits available, 105 and 105 Select. The 105 features a complete Shimano 105 10-speed group with lovely handbult (Strada) wheels and Salsa finishing kit. While the 105 Select uses a mix of 105 and Shimano Sora 9-speed to keep the cost down without sacrificing quality.
To purchase a full bike, simply choose the kit of parts you want from the buildkit dropdown on the order form.
When you a buy a complete bike from us, we’ll build and test the whole package so it’s ready to ride as soon as you receive it.
Note that we’re not skimping on the parts you can’t see. It’s easy to cut corners with things like chains, bottom brackets and cassettes that aren’t immediately obvious, but in keeping with our obsession with quality, we do not fit cheaper parts to save money.
Coming soon will be parts kits for the Stooshie ‘cross bike and an Alfine parts kit for the Stoater with optional beltdrive.
See the parts list for each of the buildkits here: Stoater – Full Bike