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Willow is just me. Steven Shand. I've been building bicycle frames and fabricating bicycles since 2002. I build in steel and titanium and use various construction methods; tig welding, fillet brazing and lugged.

I started Shand Cycles in 2004 and built that business to be at the forefront of the 'Adventure Bicycle' scene. Times move on and I sold Shand Cycles in 2017. Since then, I've been in various roles in the outdoor and bicycle industry, working in product design, marketing and brand management.

Now in 2022, five years after leaving Shand Cycles I've decided to start building bicycles commercially again.


I only build one frame at a time. I have a build queue and when your order gets to the top of the list, I'll be working on your frame and only your frame until it's done.

If you want to get in the queue then get in touch using one of the methods below. In the first communication it's great if you can let me know a few things :

  • What kind of bike are you looking for? Touring? MTB? Gravel etc...
  • How much riding experience do you have?
  • Do you have a timescale you're working towards?
  • Do you want a frame or full bike?
  • Any other information you think I'll need to know?

Once we've decided that we're going to go ahead with a bike for you, I'll ask for a deposit to secure your spot on the list. I'll keep you up to date with costs all through the process and your final payment will be due when the frame is built and before it gets painted.


I have over 30 years experience with bike fitting. I've built bikes for just about every shape and size imaginable. I've built frames for multiple Olympic gold medalists, World Record holders, riders at the pointy end of endurance racing and for Al that just wants something nice to ride to the pub.

I can work with you remotely to get the fit correct or you can come and see me. If you have existing bike fit info, that's great. If you want to go get professionally fitted local to where you are, I can organise that too.


The best way to contact me is by using the email address below.

You can call on the number below but if I don't pickup, please leave a message and I'll get back to you. If I'm welding/fabricating, it's not always easy to get to the phone.

I use WhatsApp so the number below will work for that as well as regular text messages.

I'm in Scotland (UK) and keep pretty normal business hours so bear that in mind if you want to chat. If you're sending a message, I'll get back to you as soon as I can, usually on the same day.

email :steven@willowbike.com

tel : +44(0)7789 430 720

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