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    My new Victoria

    I discovered Victoria at the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show and had to have one.
    https://victoriacycles.com/

    Frame weight came in at 4.75lbs and fork at 1.75lbs.
    The tubing is Columbus Zona, with the exception of the Top Tube and the small under tube, which are 4130 aircraft tubing.
    71 degree head angle
    23" top tube
    16" seat tube
    72 degree seattube
    430mm chainstays
    1045mm wheel base
    fork is non suspension corrected.




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    Frame:victoria cycles custom (white/red/blue)

    Fork: victoria cycles custom (white/red/blue)

    Headset: chris king (red/blue)

    Stem: thomson elite (black)

    Handle Bar: salsa whammy riser bar (black)

    Grips: esi racers edge (red/blue)

    Seat: selle italia slr gel flow (red)

    Seat Binder: incorperated

    Seat Post: thomson elite 27.2 x 410mm (black)

    Crankset: truvativ stylo 1.1 single speed (black)

    Bottom Bracket: truvativ gxp

    Chain Ring: homebrewed components 32t (blue)

    Chain: kmc 510 (black)

    Pedals: speedplay frogs stainless

    Brakes Rear: avid bb7 (black)

    Brakes Front: avid bb7 (black)

    Brake Rotors:avid clean sweep 165mm

    Brake levers: avid speed dial 7

    Brake Housing: jagwire (red/blue)

    Rims: velocity blunts (white)

    Spokes: dt swiss (black)

    Nipples: dtswiss brass (black)

    Hub Front: chris king iso (red)

    Hub Rear: chris king iso single speed (blue)

    Cog: homebrewed components 19t (red)

    Quick Release: salsa (blue)

    Tire Front: quasi- moto 2.0"

    Tire Rear: quasi- moto 2.0"

    Rim Strips: velox

    Tubes: rubber

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    a very nice looking frame

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    Dang it man! These are the same pictures I saw in the other thread. I was getting excited thinking you had it all built now and was going to get to see the final product! Getter done man!

    On a sad note, I went down last night and bent my relatively new rear rim. It is now back at the shop getting rebuilt and having a Stans kit added along with new Race King tires. At least I can ride my stock wheels (which suck-but are not bent!)

    Alright, still can't wait to see the final pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    Dang it man! These are the same pictures I saw in the other thread. I was getting excited thinking you had it all built now and was going to get to see the final product! Getter done man!

    Alright, still can't wait to see the final pics!

    DITTO!

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    Nice. Let's see it.

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    SWEET frame!

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    she's a beaut clark

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    God, if I see one more thread with unbuilt Victoria Cycles frames I'm protesting by not going on the SS for a full fifteen minutes.

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    Very nice but too rich for my blood

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    built pictures in one week i promise!

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    A week?!!!!!

    Jeeze. I'd pull an all nighter to get that beauty built.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    Jeeze. I'd pull an all nighter to get that beauty built.
    i would too but its still at the builders house states away. hes gathered the parts for me and its all built up except the rear wheel. i cant wait!

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    looking forward to seeing the completed build.

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    Graceful lines and a beautiful fork!
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    i may have to bump you off of it and steal it for a ride

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    almost there


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    Makes me wanna salute.

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    That saddle is torn to shreds in first tumble.

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    You're gonna need this kit...

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    Love the paint scheme.

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    FINALLY!!!

    Looks great! Hell, I like the kit voodoochild posted as well. Never been a fan of the old style curved for blades but love the crouwn on this one. Sorry but that is coming from an old roadie here. Over all it looks great! Go USA!

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    Ok, I don't know if I would go that far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the pope
    Again, who knew?

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    sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoochild
    You're gonna need this kit...
    or this:


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    EK is much better than the first one! At least he rode bikes (of some sort). Who know what the other fella rides!!!!

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    Don't forget the kicks.

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    Maybe you could ask sparty about where his friend got his drawers...

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    slowly backs out of thread...

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    Nice build, just out of curiosity what made you go with the red/white/blue theme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrisw1
    Nice build, just out of curiosity what made you go with the red/white/blue theme?
    i was indecisive on the color scheme untill i met a guy with a custom bike that was red white and green for italy(or mexico i dont remember). after seeing his bike i knew what i had to do.
    the running up color schemes were, a flat olive with all black parts or raw steel with black and pewter parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoochild
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    Maybe you could ask sparty about where his friend got his drawers...
    Uh... I had nuthin' to do with that.

    ...just happened to be there... honest.

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    Holy ****, *******. I've been through the ****ing photos once, asshat. Well ****, you can hear this **** ass ****ing **** **** twice- the bike can go in my garage any time you want. And I am pretty sure that is not a euphemism.

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    Very nice build! I'm not too sure about the mismatched grips & cables but overall, i like it a lot! The fork, i love! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Holy ****, *******. I've been through the ****ing photos once, asshat. Well ****, you can hear this **** ass ****ing **** **** twice- the bike can go in my garage any time you want. And I am pretty sure that is not a euphemism.
    Hey watch your ****** language, mutha ****er, this is a ****ing family mountain biking forum.

    Saddle needs to be half blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality


    When do you get to ride it? Still at the builders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    When do you get to ride it? Still at the builders?
    Was just going to ask the same question! Looks really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Was just going to ask the same question! Looks really nice.
    still at the builders. he shipped out right after he took the photos and ill have it wednesday so ill be riding that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    almost there

    Very nice!

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    Love the frame!!! I have to say that I'm not a huge fan of the bent fork for mountain bikes though. You are obviously a true patriot

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    So how's it ride? Look great! I'm still partial to your ti set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    So how's it ride? Look great! I'm still partial to your ti set up!
    yes. i rode it last night. funny actually while going down hill for the first time on it and remembered that they were 650b wheels. in all my excitement of building it and looking at it yesterday i somehow through that fact out and i was excited again while riding ha.

    it sits great with the rigid fork, i was a bit worried becuase my moots is rigid and the headangle is weird and a bit too slack but this thing is so perfect and snappy. its just upright enough to where i can still hop over stuff without feeling akward.

    its quick and snappy uphill like a billy goat, the steel ride it phenominal compared to cheaper basic 4130 frames/forks ive ridden/ride. i ride my tires pretty high and i rode these at 40psi and being such thin tires theyre almost like basketballs and they rode *****in.

    100% stoked and excited to ride.

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    40 psi? Why so high? any pic of the trail you were riding? Is it fast and flowing (not rocky/techy)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    40 psi? Why so high? any pic of the trail you were riding? Is it fast and flowing (not rocky/techy)?
    40 psi was great but for other trails i could go down a bit for sure.
    most of it looks like this

    and a few sections look like this

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    rolling through the hood












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    Man, that is a sick sick looking bike. I actually like the bent forks quite a bit. Flows very well.

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    i got a chance to ride it a little today, it definitely has a really nice ride. The fork offset offers a bit of cush. The seat sucks.

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    damn i already got a flat.

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    Do you feel like a super hero on that bike?? If Captain America was a SSer, he would be sporting one for sure!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vindiggitydog
    Do you feel like a super hero on that bike?? If Captain America was a SSer, he would be sporting one for sure!!!
    he rocks this outfit on most rides.

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    Sweet bike!

    That is a beautiful bike! I'm surprised that the frame weight came in under 5lbs considering the double top tube. Impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    he rocks this outfit on most rides.
    not quite, but i did get a new cap.


    and i actually am a superhero. but my powers only work on independence day

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    i just realised i have some photos i have not yet shared. so, photo dump!







    and by the way, the bike rides awesome!
    the fork has just alot smoother then my IF fork on the moots.
    i still havent cut the steerer tube for some reason.
    im running a 2.3 neo moto up front as we has a bit of bad weather so i swapped it out.
    the photo of the ladder bridge was taken at the dh jumps trail i ride with my porter. i skipped the jumps but took advantage of the ladders. im glad i did when i had a chance as the property owner now took them out

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    How does it ride as compared to your Mary? Pardon my idiosyncrasies ...

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    How does it ride as compared to your Mary? Pardon my idiosyncrasies ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo
    How does it ride as compared to your Mary? Pardon my idiosyncrasies ...
    first thing first.
    the mary fork sucks in comparison.
    the mary fork flexes in a harsh, unwelcoming way.
    the victoria fork flexes in a comfortable absorbing way.
    the victoria is alot lighter, shorter wheelbase, more flickable, climbs way nicer(victoria is non suspension corrected by my choice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Matt
    I thought my facial hair was bad. You look like a middle aged lesbian
    but it flows so well with my mullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    first thing first.
    the mary fork sucks in comparison.
    the mary fork flexes in a harsh, unwelcoming way.
    the victoria fork flexes in a comfortable absorbing way.
    the victoria is alot lighter, shorter wheelbase, more flickable, climbs way nicer(victoria is non suspension corrected by my choice)

    I suppose the reason is due to the different way each fork was designed? Mary's segmented fork against the curved Victoria fork .

    I would like to try a curved fork one day . Hopefully it will be a Jones or a Victoria .

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    but it flows so well with my mullet.
    thats all that matters. And a trailer
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo
    I suppose the reason is due to the different way each fork was designed? Mary's segmented fork against the curved Victoria fork .

    I would like to try a curved fork one day . Hopefully it will be a Jones or a Victoria .
    i was suprised and i still am everytime i ride it, how much smoother it is.

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