Alexandre's Victoire Virage

Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage

Alexandre's Victoire Virage

Vélo pignon fixe acier sur-mesure Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage

Genesis

Fond of road bike and MTB, Alexandre rides also a lot in fixed gear :

It is the bike I ride most of the time, both for commuting and road rides, whatever the distance. It is my allround bike. 

Why did I decide to go for a Victoire bespoke bike ? I dreamt about owning a tailor-made bicycle. My previous fixed gear was in aluminium and I wanted a steel one, a finer material according to me. I have two titanium bikes but steel has something more that I can not explain  but attracts me a lot. Their lines are easily identifiable. Moreover, they are made in France and I am the godfather of a little Victoire. 

 

Requests

With an "allround bike" in mind, Alexandre didn't want a bicycle too demanding, contrary to his previous aluminium bike.

 

Geometry

To reach this target, the geometry is close to a road bike, to spend long hours on the saddle. The headtube is pretty long with longer chainstays than a track bike to filter road bumps and increase comfort.

 

Configuration

We made for Alexandre a bespoke frame / fork set. He liked particularly classic steel frames style, with small diameter tubing. We select tubing from the Columbus Zona range, with a 28.6mm seat tube and top tube and a 31.7mm down tube. The 36mm headtube fits a 1"1/8e custom fork made in our workshop from Reynolds 631 fork blades. We also use Victoire track dropouts and a BSC bottom bracket.

 

First feelings

Alexandre has just received his fixed gear Virage frameset. Here are his first feelings :

It was worth the wait ! The paint is more beautiful than I imagined and the craftmanship is perfect. I can not wait to confirm what I see on the road ! Among my future projects ? A Paris-Tours for this summer, and a Paris-Bordeaux next year. And why not take part into a Victoire customer weekend ! 

Frame: 
Columbus Zona
Fork: 
Victoire sur-mesure
Headset: 
Chris King NoThreadset
Vélo pignon fixe acier sur-mesure Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage
Bespoke handcrafted steel fixed gear Victoire Virage

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