Philippe's anachronic sportful bike
Philippe is the brother of Marc, owner of Victoire n°336. Like his brother, he wanted a sporty bike with a rim-braking system for his road trips. Together we have produced a Victoire in stainless steel dedicated to the pleasure of riding.
The Victoire n°511 frame was made with the series of Columbus XCr stainless steel tubes. Their large diameter and very thin thickness makes these tubes as light as they are rigid. They are therefore very efficient with a view to sporting use like that of Marc.
Philippe's Victoire presents an option frequently integrated into Victoire projects: stainless steel bars. These small rods brazed on the steering sleeve help protect it from friction.
The clamping of the seatpost is integrated into the seatstays thanks to two stainless steel inserts brazed inside them. These inserts are then notched and machined to receive a counterbore to integrate the screw head, then a thread to pinch the seat stays and tighten the seat post.
This tricky option hides the clamping system on the drivetrain side of the bike.
Pad braking tends to disappear in favor of disc braking. However, it is a light, high-performance, easy-to-use system that is sufficient for many cyclists. Philippe chose to use it for his project.
The transmission is ultra-modern. The Sram Red AXS groupset. This electronic group from the American manufacturer is equipped with a 12-cog cassette, chosen in 10-28 by Philippe. It is also one of the few groups to offer an electronic gear change system while retaining pad braking.
Philippe also chose a large chainring with 46 teeth and a small one with 33. This sporty development range remains versatile thanks to the 12-speed cassette.
The wheels of Victoire n°511 are Campagnolo Bora 33 WTO. They are equipped with Vittoria Corsa tires in 700x25mm.
Philippe's handlebar and stem are carbon, from the Deda Superleggero range. They offer a lot of lightness and are very efficient in sports use.
The paintwork of Victoire n°511, entirely produced in our workshop, is made up of two metallic colours. One, a pearly white, covers the front of the bike. The other, present on the rear triangle and used for markings, is a beige also reminiscent of mother-of-pearl.
The transition between white and beige at the junction of the seat tube and the top tube is made by lines of increasing size applied using the masking technique. At the level of the bases of the bike, a gradient by projection brings the finish from beige to white. The whole thing was finally covered with a layer of varnish, polished by hand, for a durable finish and an irreproachable rendering.
Philippe's stem, an aluminum Deda Zero 2, was painted the same white as the frame to integrate it into the visual line of the bike.
Philippe and his brother Marc, owner of Victoire n°336 visible on the left in the photo, came to collect Victoire n°511 from our workshop.