The name Shand has become synonymous with high quality, handbuilt steel frames. The introduction of the Stoater FT (fat tyre) frame seems to have sparked a massive interest amongst the bikepacking community … so I thought I’d see if Steven Shand would put his welding torch down for half an hour and answer some questions for us. I’m glad to say he did!
1/ Do you remember the first frame you built?
2/ Certain sectors of the bike industry seem to have a compulsion to continually change standards, bottom brackets, head tubes, etc. Do you believe any of them are actually beneficial to the bike buying public?
|Stoater FT … maybe the ideal UK distance bike.|
5/ Reynolds 853 has been the standard for steel frames for a long time, do you see anything on the horizon to better it?
7/ What’s the most time consuming part of building a frame?