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Production 'Cross Frame

Here’s a quick sneaky look at our production cyclocross frame ready for paint. Excuse the crappy camera-phone pics.

All production frames are configurable for any braze-ons. This one’s getting a single bottle cage mount (I know!) and routing for a 1×10 drive train. Twist our arm and we’ll put cantis on it instead of disks.

We’re officially launching these at Bespoked Bristol but we’re taking pre-orders now. Call or email for more details.

Production 'Cross

Production 'Cross

Production 'Cross

posted by steven - February 29th, 2012

Headtube badges – work in progress…

Image of pewter headtube badge on bare steel frame

No posts for ages then three come along all at the same time!

This time headtube badges. Pewter headtube badges to be precise and although a bit more work’s required, the first samples have exceeded expectations with plenty of definition retained in the details.

Main issue is finish and we’ll be looking at darkening the background, along with finding the right shade of blue. We’re also planning to reduce the thickness and maybe the size a bit too.

Can’t wait to see them on our first finished frame.

posted by steven - February 13th, 2012

Bespoked Bristol – Handmade bicycle show

We’re pleased to announce that on 23rd to 25th March we’ll be exhibiting at the Bespoked handmade bicycle show in Bristol.

Here’s what the organizers have to say about Bespoked Bristol:

Bespoked Bristol is a UK based public event promoting the international talents of independent makers and designers of the bicycle world.

This is the place for the public, industry and press to meet independent makers and designers of everything bicycle.

We are currently working hard at putting together the best show we possibly can for Bespoked Bristol 2012 . On the strength of last year’s show, we have managed to exceed all our expectations and pull in some of the best builders from the UK, Italy, France, USA and Germany.

This’ll be the first public outing for our production frame range and we’ll also have some custom goodies on show too.

Phil Taylor, the organiser, is also putting together a series of talks and he’s been kind enough to ask me to contribute by giving a talk on Sunday morning. I’ll post more details of the talk when I have them. So if you’re able to make it to Bristol at the end of March, please support the handbuilt bicycle scene in the UK by paying the show a visit. If you are able to attend, please stop by our stand and say hi to myself and Russell.

You’re able to buy tickets online here.

In the meantime, check out this video from last years show:

posted by steven - February 12th, 2012

New workshop toys

Image of crate from Anvil Bikeworks

We’ve been a bit quiet online whilst getting the new workshop in order, but we took a break for a bit of a geek-fest yesterday with the arrival of our new jigs that had been held up in customs.

Made by Don Ferris at Anvil Bikeworks in Colorado, they really are a work of art in their own right – even how they were packed into the crate shows the care and attention Don takes in his work. You’ll find some more pics over on the Shand Facebook page.

Image of Anvil Bikeworks journeyman frame jig

posted by steven - February 9th, 2012