Thomas' Victoire Voyage randonneuse

La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas

Thomas' Victoire Voyage randonneuse

La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
Selle Idéale 90
Selle Idéale 90
Selle Idéale 90
Selle Idéale 90
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas

GENESIS

With a father who owns some René Herse and finished several Paris-Brest-Paris, it is natural to be passionate by cycle-touring too. After he rode several 200 and 300K brevet in China on a recumbent bike, Thomas is come back on a standard bike after a knee injury. He wanted a tailor-made French randonneur bike that can be disassembled to travel easily. A simple bike with a classic style to ride brevets and do some touring.

 

The custom parts

Thomas' frame is built with Reynolds 953 stainless steel tubing and gets some couplings to disassemble it and travel more easily. The fork combines a stainless steel crown and steel blades. The SON SL dropouts enable to connect the fork to the dynamo hub without any wire. The main goal of this randonneur bike was comfort. The front triangle is made of 31.7mm and 34.9mm diameter tubing. The rear is pretty long for more flexibility and avoid the heels to hit the panniers when pedaling. The bended fork blades offer a better filtration of road bumps.

Inspired from our Concours de Machines models, the stem is also crafted in our workshop and integrates the front brake routing. The rear rack is custom made too from stainless tubing to carry panniers.

 

The equipment 

Thomas' bespoke randonneuse combines classic and modern parts, like a SRAM Rival 1 groupset with Paul Components Cantilever brakes inspired from the MAFAC ones. Another element from the golden age of handbuilt bicycles is the Idéale 90 saddle which is just back on the market thanks to the work of Katia and Frédéric Ducès. After long months of development and testing, the saddles are now available and our client received the 001. 

Other components made in France, the Gilles Berthoud bar tape and fenders. The SON SL hub supplies the Edelux II light and the Supernova plug with electricity. At last, Thomas selects the comfort and lightness of Compass Stampede Pass 32mm tires.

 

First impressions 

The bike suits my needs, it is like I imagined it. I am very happy with the discussions I had with the Victoire team during my project. If my knee heals well, I would like to take part to the 2019 Paris-Brest-Paris with my Victoire bike. I also have some travel project in Asia. 

 

Frame: 
Reynolds 953
Fork: 
Victoire sur-mesure
Headset: 
Chris King
Stem: 
Victoire sur-mesure
Handlebar: 
Soma Highway
Saddle: 
Idéale 90 #001
Bar-tape / Grips: 
Gilles Berthoud
Levers: 
SRAM Rival 1
Brake calipers: 
Paul Cantilever
Crankset: 
SRAM Rival 1
Bracket: 
Chris King
Rear Derailleur: 
SRAM Rival 1
Cassette: 
Sram 10-42
Front Rim: 
Velocity A23
Rear Rim: 
Velocity A23
Front Hub: 
SON Dynamo
Rear Hub: 
Hope Mono RS
Front Tire: 
Compass Extralight 32mm
Rear Tire: 
Compass Extralight 32mm
Rear Rack: 
Victoire sur-mesure
Fender: 
Gilles Berthoud
Lights: 
SON Edelux II
Color: 
Special paint
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
Selle Idéale 90
Selle Idéale 90
Selle Idéale 90
Selle Idéale 90
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas
La randonneuse Victoire Voyage de Thomas

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