Frédéric's Victoire Véloce 953

Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P

Frédéric's Victoire Véloce 953

Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P

The project

After he had riding a lot during his youth, Frédéric went back to cycling 6 years ago, by triathlon. He has know stopped the competition and want to go more for touring.

He discovered the Victoire Véloce we made for Rapha in 2015 in L'Acheteur Cycliste magazine and he liked a lot the simple and clean design, against the flow of carbon bike trend. He wanted to find that on his bespoke bicycle. He was also looking for a well balanced bike, between comfort and performance. Frédéric eventually went for the timeless look of stainless steel a few months before we start to build his custom road bike. It enables him to mix paint and raw material in the finish.  

 

The bike

The frame is made from Reynolds 953 stainless steel tubing and built with internal routing. The paint is protected from cables scratching by stainless braze-on on headtube. The fork is a Columbus FEL painted like the front triangle. 

For the components, Frédéric has kept the Corima wheels he rode on his previous bike. The SRAM Force 22 groupset is combined with a White Industries crankset. The built is completed by parts from German manufacturer Tune. 

 

First impressions 

I am pleasantly surprised by the clean look of the frame and how the White Industries crankset matches well the bike. My future projects with it are to discover some other countries like Scotland and the North of Europe. 

Frame: 
Reynolds 953
Fork: 
Columbus FEL
Headset: 
Chris King Inset 7
Stem: 
Tune
Handlebar: 
Fizik Cyrano R1
Seatpost: 
Tune
Saddle: 
Fizik Antares
Bar-tape / Grips: 
Brooks Cambium
Levers: 
SRAM Force 22
Brake calipers: 
SRAM Force
Crankset: 
White Industries R30
Pedals: 
Look Keo 2max
Front Derailleur: 
SRAM Force 22
Rear Derailleur: 
SRAM Force 22
Front Wheel: 
Corima
Rear Wheel: 
Corima
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P
Le Victoire Véloce 953 de Frédéric P

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