Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus

Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus

Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus

Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus

Paul-Louis is Rémi’s father, co-founder and director of Café du Cycliste, a high-end cycling apparel brand from Nice. Paul-Louis is a regular cyclist, he rides his annual 10 000km on both road bike and mountain bike. For over 20 years, cycling is for him a perfect excuse to travel and organize rides with his cycling mates. Canary and Balearic Islands are familiar surroundings for him, which he appreciates particularly in the early season, when the cold spreads on his native Alsace region. When he came to pick up his bike in our workshop, he was just coming back from 8 days in Italy. About ten years ago, he was riding the CCC: Clermont-Ferrand -> Clermont l'Hérault -> Clermont-Ferrand. A passion for travelling and cycling that he passed on to his son and that reflects in the Café du Cycliste collections staged in Tenerife or Iceland.

 

He also gave him a taste for handcrafted bikes, especially Serge Mannheim’s models. The manufacturer from Alsace has made him a randonneuse in 1983. Since then, Paul-Louis has tried many bikes, more or less exotic, like a Seven Aerios titanium, a Scott C1 or a Canyon 100th Tour de France  special edition. After all these years traveling the roads, he wanted a nice change: a versatile bike, effective both on roads and tracks, therefore seemed ideal. So when Remi came to us for his future "gravel" bike, he was immediately followed by his father, so we started the realization of two identical bikes

 

The specifications and the geometry are the same for the father and son, ending up almost with two  "twins" Versus. We find the same technical details on Paul-Louis’ frame as on Rémi’s one, except for the rack mounts. In addition, he has chosen a second pair of wheels, identical to the first, mounted with the latest Michelin Power All Season road tires. The bridges of both bikes are asymmetrical, forming a nice V when they are side by side.

It is with its green clear coat that this Victoire Versus took the road of Alsace, as opposed to Rémi’s copper one that has gone sunbathing on the french Riviera.

 

 

Frame: 
Victoire Versus
Fork: 
Columbus Mud Disc
Headset: 
Chris King Inset7
Stem: 
Tune
Handlebar: 
Zipp
Seatpost: 
Tune
Saddle: 
Fizik Antares VS
Levers: 
Sram Force1 hydro
Brake calipers: 
Sram Force1 hydro
Crankset: 
Tune Smartfoot Black
Rear Derailleur: 
Sram Force1
Front Rim: 
NoTubes Grail
Rear Rim: 
NoTubes Grail
Front Hub: 
Tune King
Rear Hub: 
Tune Kong
Front Tire: 
WTB Nano 40c
Rear Tire: 
WTB Nano 40c
Color: 
Green clear coat
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus
Paul-Louis' Victoire Versus

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