Victoire Alchemy frame: available now
- Sunday, 26 August 2012
The Alchemy is our really first limited edition frame. After more than two years of development and work, we wanted to celebrate our arrival on the frame market by releasing a limited edition track frame. The Alchemy frame is available now.
We will produce only 8 unities of the Alchemy frame, and each frame will be numeroted and signed. You will have the choice between 7 sizes (52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58) and a one or two tone paint scheme with the color(s) of your choice. The frame will come with an head badge and an identity plate fixed around the bottom bracket. Frames will be produced on demand so you will be able to choose the exact size you need and color you want, so each frame will be unique.
This exclusive track frame is build around high end tubing, made in France. The main tubes are D-shaped and the seat tube is flatened behind the wheel to shorten the rear triangle. The front triangle has a 0.7/0.5/0.7 tubing tickness and the rear triangle has oversized chainstays for stiffness associated to d-shaped thin seat stays. The head tube will accept 1 1/8 forks and the BSC bottom bracket is hollowed for lightness. The first sample frame weight an amazing 1350g for a 53 size. The tubes are fillet brazed and welds are carefully polished by hand in our workshop in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
The frame will be available as a frame only, or as a frame kit with a Colombus minimal carbon fork or a Wound-up track carbon fork.
Please note that the frame pictured is a sample, and some details will change for the production ones. We are for example waiting for the head badges that should be here at the beginning of september.
Pre-orders are now open and production will start immediately.
Here are the prices for the Alchemy frame:
- Frame only: 1090€
- Frame kit with Colombus Minimal fork: 1250€
- Frame kit with Wound up carbon fork: 1390€
Here is a quick reminder of the specs of the Alchemy frame:
- D-shaped 0.7/0.5/0.7 tubing made in France
- Handmade in France in our workshop
- Fillet brazed construction
- Welded seatclamp with Titanium bolt
- One or two tone pearled paint
- Available in 6 sizes (52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58)
- 1350g for the 53 size
- Agressive track geometry
- Hollowed BSC bottom bracket
- 1 1/8 headtube
Keep in mind that this bike is built with custom tubing and we only have 8 sets of tubes. We will only be able to produce 8 frames and no other. The first sample (pictured) will be with us at Eurobike, so if you are planning to visit the show send us an e-mail to see the frame in real. You can also find more photos in bigger size on our Flickr page.
First sample built.
Two-tone rear end.
Hollow bottom bracket.
Dropouts and Superpsrint prototype hub.
Two-tone painted seat tube.
Seat tube mitering.
Front triangle on the frame fixture.
Bottom bracket on the frame fixture.
Main tubes on the frame fixture.
D-shaped top and down tubes.
Seat stays mitering.
Seat tube/chain stays jonction.
Front end before cleaning.
Seat clamp welding.