Johnny's Victoire Veloce

Johnny's Victoire Véloce

Johnny's Victoire Veloce

Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Thomson Masterpiece seatpsot and Brooks Cambium saddle
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Campagnolo Record drivetrain
Victoire bespoke stem
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Campagnolo Record drivetrain
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Victoire bespoke stem and Ritchey bar

Genesis

Johnny has become the first owner of a Victoire Véloce bicycle in Hong Kong. This creation is also the first one of our collaboration with Life Cycle  shop, which is now our official retailer in Asia. For the story, Johnny contacted us directly and went to  Life Cycle for fitting and to build the bike.  The shop has liked our products so much that they decided to distribute them on the whole Asian continent. 

Owner of a Colnago C59, Johnny wanted to ride a bespoke French bike. Like for each of our bicycle, the story started by measurement. the Retül fitting, made by Christopher of Winner Track Performance, allows to perfectly place the contact point in the space. This very precise base allows us to position the crankset, the saddle and the handlebar, whereas the discussion with Johnny allows to write the specification and choose tubing.  

 

Creation of the bike

We finally chose Columbus Spirit tubing for the front triangle. Johnny is a light person so we selected a 38mm diameter down tube to get a less demanding bike. The seatstays and chainstays have a small diameter to increase comfort. The dropouts are Paragon 2D, that is not usual on our Véloce. The stem is tailor-made in our workshop and paint with the same color as the frame and the Columbus Fel fork. It is the same color reference as one of the 1st generation Porsche 911.  

Life Cycle take then in charge the complete built with parts carefully chosen by Johnny. There is a Campagnolo Record groupset combined with a Praxis Zayante crankset.The wheelset comes also from the Italian manufacturer with the Shamal Mille model The other components are also top of the rnage with a Brooks Cambium saddle, a Thomson Masterpiece seatpost and a Ritchey handlebar that matches perfectly the Victoire stem.  

 

On the road

Johnny gave us his feedback after his first ride in the countryside around Hong Kong:

"The bike feels so with me on the first 50km ride. It climbs very well, ongoing like my C59 but got the good re-bounce of steel. I actually shift down a gear on climb than my usual ride. Descend is sharp and steady, feel very confident to cut corners, even more so than on C59. Rolling is comfortable too, steel frame is very good on the balance of dampening effect but still with enough road feel. 

The paint job is lovely, I love the grey, almost everyone tells me the grey is great. I love the touch on the logo, the thickness of paint. One great feature of the frame is its internal routings, the crossing alignment is a good details as we can have a better layout of cables along handlebar and headtube. Very thoughtful details. Even the stopper within the cable take-in is clever, no cable guiders needed under BB. 

Merci beaucoup à la team Victoire! You really build a magic for me. I feel so at home with this Véloce, both aesthetically and technically. I am lucky to be the first person to have your handcrafted bike at Life Cycle."

Frame: 
Columbus Spirit
Fork: 
Columbus FEL
Headset: 
Chris King Inset7
Stem: 
Victoire bespoke
Handlebar: 
Richey Classic Silver
Seatpost: 
Thomson Masterpiece Silver
Saddle: 
Brooks Cambium C15 Carved Slate grey
Bar-tape / Grips: 
Lizard Skin DSP 3.2 Grey
Levers: 
Campagnolo Record
Brake calipers: 
Campagnolo Record
Crankset: 
Praxis Zayante
Bracket: 
BB30
Front Derailleur: 
Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur: 
Campagnolo Record
Front Wheel: 
Campagnolo Shamal Mille
Rear Wheel: 
Campagnolo Shamal Mille
Front Tire: 
Continental Ultra Sport 25
Rear Tire: 
Continental Ultra Sport 25
Color: 
One color paint
Weight: 
8,34Kg
Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Thomson Masterpiece seatpsot and Brooks Cambium saddle
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Campagnolo Record drivetrain
Victoire bespoke stem
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Campagnolo Record drivetrain
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny rides his Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Johnny's Victoire Véloce
Victoire bespoke stem and Ritchey bar

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