2015/16 sees the return of the Skinnymalinky, our classic steel road bike. Fabricated from a mix of custom drawn Reynolds and Columbus tubing, it’s designed to be fast, comfortable and built for long miles. In addition to being a fun performance bike, the Skinnymalinky is also practical with space for 28mm tyres and mudguards. This is a bike you can and should ride all year round regardless of the rough road surfaces and weather found across the UK and northern Europe.
The 2015 Skinnymalinky has been updated with internal cable routing for the rear brake and a new 'Breezer' style rear dropout. Geometry is the same as the tried and tested numbers from previous years. Tubing has been upgraded to be lighter and we now spec the uniquely individual carbon fork from US composites specialists WoundUp. A steel fork is still available as a special order.
To complete the 'bespoke' look, all bikes will have a painted-to-match stem and fork. Forks can be left unpainted with exposed carbon fibre if desired.
Standard production sizes are shown below, but a made-to-measure frame can be specified for no extra cost.
|A - Head angle||73º||73.5º||73.5º||74º||74º|
|B - Seat angle||73.5º||73.5º||73º||72.5º||72.5º|
|C - Top tube *||518mm||540mm||560mm||585mm||600mm|
|D - Seat tube **||490mm||540mm||560mm||600mm||630mm|
|E - BB drop||68mm||68mm||68mm||68mm||68mm|
|F - Chainstay length||420mm||420mm||420mm||420mm||422mm|
|G - Headtube length||100mm||116mm||140mm||168mm||185mm|
|H - Wheelbase||963mm||981mm||996mm||1011mm||1028mm|
|I - Front-centre||553mm||571mm||586mm||600mm||615mm|
|J - Fork offset||45mm||45mm||45mm||45mm||45mm|
|K - Trail ***||57mm||54mm||54||50.7||50.7|
|L - Reach||366mm||383mm||391mm||402mm||412mm|
|M - Stack||513mm||530mm||553mm||582mm||599mm|
* Effective. ** Centre to top. *** Based on 28c tyres.
New for 2015 is our custom fit programme. As well as our standard sizes listed above customers can request a custom fit bike at no extra cost. We'll work with you either in person, remotely or via a 3rd person fitting specialist to design a bike specifically for you.
Unless otherwise agreed, all bikes will be setup with 10mm of spacers under the stem. Stem lengths and seatpost types (layback or inline) are frame size specific to enable maximum amount of adjustability. We can provide a dimensioned drawing of final setup on request.
If you have questions about the frame size and position that suits you best, we can help. Just get in touch to discuss the fitting process and we’ll talk you through our online fitting form. If you already have fit information from a 3rd party, we can make use this too.
As all Shand bikes are built to order, we aim to ensure our bikes fit all customers perfectly – regardless of gender. Read more about how we ensure a perfect bike fit for women.
For specific fit requirements beyond our production frame sizes, we provide a custom fit service to make a bike that fits you perfectly.
All our bikes are painted to order from a standard range of 30 colours. Metallic and custom colours are also available for an additional charge – as are custom colours and one-off graphics if you’re looking for something more individual.
For more information on our paint process, visit the Paint and graphics page.
All our steel bikes are fabricated and built to order in our workshop in Central Scotland. Use the options below to work out your ideal build spec. We ship directly to customers worldwide. For more information on international orders, see this page.
|Frame||Tig welded Reynolds 853 and Columbus tubing. Semi-sloping top tube. S-Bend stays. Stainless dropouts.|
|Fork||WoundUp carbon, mudguard eyes, designed for long-drop brakes|
|Headtube/headset||1-1/8" Standard. Chris King headset installed on complete bike.|
|Bottom bracket||English threaded 68mm shell.|
|Seattube||27.2mm seatpost, 28.6mm front mech clamp.|
|Rear dropouts||Full stainless, Breezer style hooded dropouts with mudguard eyes.|
|Cable routing||Internal rear brake, down tube, exposed inner gear with indexed STI adjusters.|
|Fittings||2 sets of bottle mounts, mudguard and rack mounts as standard.|
|Tyres||Continental GP4000, 28mm|
|Wheels||Hope hubs, Mavic Open Pro rims|
|Stem||Shand - painted to match frame|
|Bars||Ritchey Comp Streem|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Athena 11sp|
|Brakes||TRP RG957 long drop|
|Front Mech||Campagnolo Athena 11sp|
|Rear Mech||Campagnolo Athena 11sp|
|Chain||Campagnolo Chorus 11sp|
|Crank||Campagnolo Athena 11sp 34-50|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Athena 11sp|
|Cassette||Campagnolo Chorus 11sp 12-27|
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