Our latest Whisky Select feature comes from custom frame maker Victoire Cycles out of Beaumont, France. Lightweight, comfortable, and versatile, this dreamy randonneur is built from small-diameter Columbus Life steel tubing for strength and stiffness across long, punishing miles.
Featuring a custom-designed stem, rack, and stunning tri-plane fork hand-shaped in Victoire’s workshop, the frame is clean and free from clutter thanks to internal cable routing and thoughtful touches like a fully integrated seatpost clamp. Its three-color custom metallic paint extends to the mudguards, stem, and fork, creating a cohesive whole set off by sequins.
In the words of Fabien, the bike’s owner, “The magnificent roads of the Cévennes are perfect for realizing [its] potential. Right off the bat, you can tell this bike is made to ride ... a long time in kilometers, and especially over time.”
Victoire Cycles steel frame randonneur
Victoire Cycles custom steel fork and 1-1/8” steerer
Victoire Cycles custom Renée stem
Whisky No.9 seatpost and drop bars
Brooks C15 saddle
Full Campagnolo groupset
Chris King Headset
Mavic Open Pro Aluminum rims
Challenge Strada Bianca TLR tires, 700c x 36mm
Helmut Equipment Invader Saddle Bag