The Velo Routier is our all purpose frame. Designed with classic French low trail geometry to fit 32-to-42mm wide 650B tires with fenders, the Velo Routier is smooth and fast on pavement but comfortable when the road turns to gravel or dirt. There are braze-ons for a front handlebar bag rack, low rider panniers and a rear rack for light touring. Two bottle water mount mounts and frame pump pegs on the seat stays. The frame is full 4130 Cro-mo throughout TIG welded with a main triangle of double butted tubing and stays. The fork is Cro-mo with a wide clearance cast crown.
Detailed Frame Geometry
Braze-on and Attachments
Any JIS 1" English threaded headset will work .
- 68mm English Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Bare frame weight 2177 grams (medium 54 cm frame)
The bosses on our VR frame will fit all regular long reach centre-pull brakes, Weinmann, Diacompe, Mafac and Compass.
They need the DIA-COMPE Center-Pull To Braze-On Assembly Kit which is sold separately to make it work. The kit comes with replacements springs for Weinmann and DiaCompe brakes. Mafac brakes only need the plates and reuse the existing springs.
Paul Centre pull brakes WILL NOT work as they need cantilever braze-on brake posts with are larger in diameter than centre-pull brake post.
Cantilever and V- brakes will not fit.