NICOLAS' VICTOIRE VOYAGE

NICOLAS' VICTOIRE VOYAGE

THE PROJECT

Nicolas was looking for a confortable bike that could last him for years. After looking online, he found Victoire’s website and he related to our approach of building and also our hand craft style.
Nicolas uses his bike for commuting and 80/100k week-end rides. His aim is to eventually go for longer rides and be able to travel and do some bike packing with his new bike.

My first idea was to get a Bellevue to be a bit more confortable than on my other bike which started to become a little old.

During my first visit at the workshop, I changed my mind for a versatile bike that could allow me to ride to the bakery on Sunday mornings and also ride a 300k brevet.
I decided to invest once and or all in a good bike with limitless use.

This is a common case at Victoire. The waiting time is quite often difficult to accept but it gives time to think about the project.
At Victoire, bespoke doesn’t mean only a bunch of measurements entered in a software. It is also very important that we spend time to get to know our customers, where they come from, what do they like, what kind of practice they tend to and even more so we can make the bicycle of their dreams, of a lifetime.
The postural study is a special time that we use to talk for a whole day. At the end, we define the final specifications before beginning the production.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

To meet Nicolas’ expectations, we went for a Victoire Voyage, our light randonneuse. The frame was made from Columbus XCr serie which suited his body and practice, and also extended the useful life of his bike thanks to the mechanical features of the stainless steel.

Nicolas’ Victoire Voyage features :

- Victoire Voyage custom-made frame :

  • BSA bottom bracket.
  • Disc brakes - Flatmount fixation.
  • Internal routing for cables and sheaths.
  • Integrated lighting cables.
  • Brazed seat clamp.
  • Eyelets for rear mudguard and luggage rack.
  • Syntace dropouts system with removable derailleur hanger.
  • Tires size max: 650Bx42.

- Victoire fork with custom fitting :

  • Lugged fork.
  • Reynolds fork blades : oversized for disc brake use.
  • Disc brakes - Flatmount fixation.
  • 3D dropouts for thru-axle.
  • Internal routing.
  • Integrated lighting cables.
  • Eyelets for rear mudguard and luggage rack (manivelle.cc design)
  • Tires size max: 650Bx42.

- Victoire custom-made stem René :

  • Made with steel from Columbus Max tubes.
  • * This stem is a Victoire creation from the first Concours De Machine back in 2016 and then became timeless. Tribute to the man René Herse !

- Victoire versatile and custom made luggage rack :

  • Made from stainless steel tubes for good Victoire quality.
  • Possible independent use of the luggage rack and the pannier rail.

 

Rival 1 single chainring transmission was chosen for its user friendliness and also it offers a better speed span for our client. Only the crankset was updated for a Force 1 for a lighter final weight.
The wheel was hand spoked by Tom, our mounting expert. The choice of 650B was made with Nicolas during the postural study so he would get a bike that suits his body and has also a nice look.

Nicolas went for a custom metallic paint with red and black tints. This design is part of our visual designs range made with Manivelle.cc.

BIKE REVEAL

  • After getting his brand new bike in our showroom, Nicolas enjoyed the nice weather and went for a quick ride on le plateau de Gergovie.

The bike is what I expected in terms of aesthetics. All I wanted was to go for a ride !
This first ride was a good opportunity to tame my new machine. I instantly felt a great change on the position with an incredible confort. It is a true pleasure to ride.

This year will probably be a big year in terms of mileage. I want to participate in Paris-Brest-Paris 2019.

Frame: 
VICTOIRE - BELLEVUE - COLUMBUS XCr (INOX)
Fork: 
VICTOIRE - RACCORD - REYNOLDS (ACIER)
Headset: 
CHRIS KING - NO THREADSET
Stem: 
VICTOIRE - RENÉ - COLUMBUS (ACIER)
Handlebar: 
FIZIK - CYRANO R3 BULL
Seatpost: 
PAUL
Saddle: 
BERTHOUD CYCLES - SOULOR
Bar-tape / Grips: 
BERTHOUD CYCLES - CUIR
Levers: 
SRAM - RIVAL 1 HYDRAULIQUE
Brake calipers: 
SRAM - RIVAL 1 HYDRAULIQUE - FLATMOUNT
Cables: 
SRAM
Crankset: 
SRAM - FORCE 1 - 42T
Bracket: 
CHRIS KING _ THREADFIT 24
Pedals: 
LOOK - X-TRACK RACE
Rear Derailleur: 
SRAM - RIVAL 1 - CHAPPE LONGUE
Cassette: 
SRAM - RIVAL 1 - 10x42
Chain: 
SRAM - RIVAL 1
Front Rim: 
TUNE - DRECKSCHLEUDER - 650B
Rear Rim: 
TUNE - DRECKSCHLEUDER - 650B
Front Spokes: 
DT - RÉVOLUTION
Rear Spokes: 
DT - RÉVOLUTION
Front Hub: 
SON - DELUX 12
Rear Hub: 
TUNE - KONG
Front Tire: 
COMPASS - LOUP LOUP PASS - EXTRALIGHT (650Bx38)
Rear Tire: 
COMPASS - LOUP LOUP PASS - EXTRALIGHT (650Bx38)
Lights: 
SON - EDELUX II (AV) // SUPERNOVA - E3 TAIL LIGHT 2 (AR)
Color: 
Special paint

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