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LAVILLE (French custom track bike)

Custom made in the end of 80's - begining of 90's by (for) Max Laville from Le Bouscat. Very light tubes, looks like Columbus, size 56 x 56 cm, seatpost 27,2 mm, wheelbase 960 mm, fork is not drilled, bottom bracket thread - BSA. Serial number "C-69-E" on the edge of the bottom of the BB (raised, not stamped).

Frame:
Laville Custom

Fork/Headset:
Custom/Stronglight A9

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Miche Primato Advanced 170mm/Tange Lights 103 mm

Pedals:
Shimano M540

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
47x16/Miche/Driveline 7075 CNC/D.I.D NJS

Handlebars/Stem:
Noname riser 500 mm/Nitto Jaguar NJS aluminium 100 mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite Titanium (remastered) or Vertu (Tioga Twintail replica)/Zoom AlCarbon 27.2

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya VX-400/Miche Primato Pista low-flange 32h/Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 23

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya VX-400/Miche Primato Pista low-flange 32h/Specialized Espoir Sport 700 x 28

Accessories:
SKS Raceblade fenders, Author & Btwin USB charching LED, Btwin bottle holder + platform

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Trashbike (initial)
  2. after long waiting for new parts
  3. Something New
  4. New cranks, remastered saddle, pedals
  5. Workbike

Added by bananapower. Last updated about 3 years ago.

As of about 3 years ago, bananapower has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

Latest 27 Comments

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ddmytrenko

ddmytrenko says:

How do you like those OnOne External Bearings crankset? 'cause I'm also interested on buying them ;)

Posted over 4 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Ты же вроде понимаешь русский? Так вот: дешёвые тайваньские каталожные шатуны Andel брендированые под OnOne. Тяжеловаты, но вполне неплохие если сразу же сменить комплектную каретку и болт зажимной.

Posted over 4 years ago

ddmytrenko

ddmytrenko says:

Ага, значит лучше копить на какой-нибудь Sram Omnium ;)

Posted over 4 years ago

ddmytrenko

ddmytrenko says:

Спасибо!

Posted over 4 years ago

extremr

extremr says:

Седлу с рулем очень грустно

Posted about 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Хах, да было дело)

Posted about 5 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

Soo nice

Posted about 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

thanks man

Posted about 5 years ago

nith1313

nith1313 says:

sweet build. how do you like thos cranks? i am trying to get my hands on some.

Posted about 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Thanks. What can I say about it: cheap taiwanese external bearing cranks. I broke the bolthead of the fixing bolt once. Some people writes on lfgss's forum that it gets lost after the first ride (the same about stock bottom brakcet). But I haven't any problems at the moment.

Posted about 5 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Very fine parts. I went to Petrograd in 1994, they were still using Soviet stamps for the passports. Winters were really cold back then.

Posted about 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Hah, many things have changed still that time (including winters)

Posted about 5 years ago

Bnut43

Bnut43 says:

Two words: Goo Gone.

Posted about 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

it's local fashion.

Posted about 5 years ago

hmdns

hmdns says:

Lovely build! And with that frame-size, I bet you feel comfy enough using a 420mm B123AA. Always wanted those wide-B123AA.

Posted over 5 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

the wideness on the bars depends on the wideness of your shoulders. i see no correlation between geometry and the bar

Posted over 5 years ago

hmdns

hmdns says:

And I never see tall people with narrow shoulders.

Posted over 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Yeah, I feel more comfortable with this bars more than with 400 mm, especially on top position.

Posted over 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Trackbar. But now it is cold and dirty therefore i solved to mount riser.

Posted about 5 years ago

strange

strange says:

at least a french flag painting. its a lovely frame and a sweet bike.

Posted over 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

And called The City (translate for La Ville). Little strange name for track bike, isn't it?)

Posted over 5 years ago

strange

strange says:

could be a name too. i like that bike.

Posted over 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Thanks man

Posted about 5 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

That's Max Laville's creation.
He is located in France in a town called Le Bouscat (on the outskirt of Bordeaux) and he was running a Peugeot dealership.

Posted almost 5 years ago

bananapower

bananapower says:

Great, thak you very much! Where can I find more informatin aout him?

Posted almost 5 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

he still organize a couple of races here in town. He was also a local sponsor for the Le Bouscat Cycling team and he had his name on the team's jersey.

http://s1.e-monsite.com/2009/01/16/11/1...

and in case you wandered, this is Max Laville:
http://www.sudgirondecyclisme.fr/wp-con...

Posted almost 5 years ago

strange

strange says:

This is so cool!

Posted almost 5 years ago

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