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The Skyelander 700c, with Reynolds 631 or 853 tubing, is ideal for long distance touring. For those looking for a comfortable tourer for roads and towpaths, that can take loaded panniers, then this is the bike for you. For rougher terrain see the Kibo and Pamira.


It is designed with clearance for 35mm tyres with mudguards, but if a bigger or smaller tyre is required, just let us know and we can design the frame to accommodate the bigger or smaller tyre.


The frame's relatively long chainstays and the steel frame make this the ideal companion on a long distance loaded road trip - strong, comfortable and stable with loaded panniers.

The Skyelander frame is hand built in the UK using the high quality air-hardened British Reynolds 631 steel for the main triangle and chainstays. The seatstays are Reynolds 725, and the forks Reynolds 631. 631 is significantly stronger than Cromoly steel tubing. The frame is also double butted for extra strength at the joins. Or you can upgrade to Reynolds 853, its higher strength means we can use marginally thinner tubes to reduce the frame's weight.

As well as being hand built in the UK, our frame and forks are lugged for increased durability. We can also build fillet brazed versions of the Skyelander, again just email us on to discuss. Please note we don't tig weld as tests have shown joins this to be weaker using this process.

All of our frames are custom made to best fit you. You can either send us some key measurements or better still, come and visit us for a fitting. The frame will be designed specifically for you, no two frames are the same. 

Cycling UK "if you’re after a traditional British tourer, the Skyelander
should be worth your consideration"

"I had some nice rides on the gets better the further you 50 miles, I appreciated its stability and comfort." 

We do two frame versions, one for an ahead stem with a 1 1/8" threadless steerer or with a 1" threaded steerer for a quill stem. We also have a Rohloff version. As all of our frames are made to order we customise top tube and seat tube lengths to best fit the customer, either visit us for a fitting or send us your measurements - click here for more info

For more info click on the buttons below:

Skyelander 700c with rim brakes
Skyelander 700c
Skyelander with flat bars
Reynolds 631 air hardened tubing
Reynolds 853 upgrade option
Reynolds 853 upgrade option
Reynolds 853
Skyelander 700c lugs and headtube
Stanforth hand made headbadge
Skyelander 700c kickstand plate
Vertical QR dropouts
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