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!!
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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All our customers are important, but it’s fair to say it’s not every day you get to collaborate on a project with a seven times Olympic medalist.
The Keirin track bike you see above was a collaboration between Sir Chris Hoy, bicycle designer James Olsen and ourselves – and it would be fair to say we’re rather pleased with the result.
If you’d like to learn more about the project then you can read Brian Palmer’s interview on The Washing Machine Post: Sir Chris Hoy’s new bike.
Some more pictures of the project can be found on our Flickr set.
New jerseys are in production with Endura and will be available in October.
The order consists of short-sleeve jerseys with 3/4 length zip, but there’s scope for the following to be made if you pre-order before end of July:
– Short-sleeve : full length zip
– Roubaix jacket : insulated winter windproof
– Gilet : insulated winter windproof
– Gilet : lightweight summer windproof
If you’d like to be notified when pre-orders can be made through our shop (along with sizing and other details), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Shand kit’ and we’ll let you know.
Ian Barrington rode a Shand 29er in the Highland Trail 550, the UK’s toughest bikepacking event – an uncompromising 550 mile route through the Highlands of Scotland. Watch his film to see how he got on.
A writeup of the race can be read on his blog post here: Highland Trail Race 550.