My name’s Andrew and I like designing stuff.
I’ve got a degree in Mechanical Engineering which taught me surprisingly little about how to make stuff, but did make me very good at being unemployed after I left university.
Having met someone else who thought he could make money by producing a high end suspension fork, I became involved with the UK cycle industry. I was the mechanic/product tester/design engineer/marketing man/blagger/salesman/tea boy for a product which I’m slightly embarrassed to think some people might have actually spent money on. I’ve also met well known journo’s from the cycle mags and became fully acquainted with the process of how manufacturers get a full and fair review printed(!). We also sponsored the then UK womens No. 2 rider, who was also a top ten International rider at the time (Oh God, I’m sorry Deb!).
I now make people happy by getting their computers systems to work, but I still have a passion for creative designs and making things ‘just so’.
Spanner is the brand name I came up with when working for the suspension fork company, it’s just now I’ve been able to find a use for it. Having spent the last ten years helping people design their frames as a sideline, I thought it might be interesting to finally put things on a more commercial basis.
With my showcase designs I’m aiming to be as creative as possible, you might see familiar features but I can guarantee that they’ll be used in ways you’ve not seen before!
Not everything has to be wild though. If you’ve got a design in mind for a road, gravel, CX or hardtail mountain bike and would like it created for a very reasonable price then do drop me a line and let’s get talking!