Victoire Cycles City Bike

Victoire Cycles City Bike

Taking inspiration from a townie with double seat stays that Tom Donhou built a while back, Victoire Cycles constructed this gentleman’s bike with a similar arrangement. It’s a one-off custom frame, just all part of the service from the Clermont-Ferrand workshop.

Jacques works at a public relations agency in Paris and was rather taken with Allana’s Donhou townie, and requested the same double seat stay tubes. It’s not just a visual cue: the rear triangle, combined with twin top tubes, produces a stiff, strong and reliable frame.

A custom stem and fork was matched to the fillet-brazed frame, split with S&S couplings, allowing Jacques to transport it in the back of his MINI. Ghisallo fenders and wooden rims, laced to a Victoire proprietary hub in the front and a SRAM Automatix hub in the rear, provide a lovely contrast.

Check out more on the Victoire Cycles website.

Victoire Cycles City Bike
Victoire Cycles City Bike
Victoire Cycles City Bike
Victoire Cycles City Bike
Victoire Cycles City Bike
Victoire Cycles City Bike
Victoire Cycles City Bike
Victoire Cycles City Bike

  • Much less than the sum of its parts.

  • jeremynorth

    I love this bike for its overall look. The strange frame layout and Paul components aren’t great but the simplicity and harmony are superb

  • Dael Franke

    Lovely attention to detail, but the strictly decorative fenders are just no.

  • shafty

    I’m sure it would ride a lot better with 50% less top and seat tubes. Not sure why you’d ever want more seat stays than chain stays.

  • Troy van Trienen

    What a stylish and handsome bike. You could argue that the Pauls components are a bit modern looking for the rest of the bike but ultimately i love how it looks. Well done

  • Ethan Erwin

    The single miss-coloured bar plug and the black headset cone bothers me…. and also the extra tubing like everybody else said. Otherwise, nice bike.