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Deroy: handcrafted in Belgium

Laurent's stunning custom road bicycle, built and assembled by La Cyclerie de Liège

Laurent is a bicycle admirer, especially when it comes to race bikes. Owner of a few classic vintage race bikes, he wanted to explore his own reservoir of creativity and inspiration to imagine a bicycle that would assemble most of his favorite aesthetics and functional features.

The conceptual process of a custom bike is a dialogue between the future owner and the builder. Laurent chose La Cyclerie de Liège for this purpose, a small atelier (workshop) of steel frame building, wheel building, restoration and paint works. They've been establishing an excellent reputation thanks to their fruitful and good quality work, filled with passion and attention to detail. The Belgian city of Liège is the birthplace of this bicycle as well as Laurent's hometown.

The frame is made out of still with a carbon fork. The bike has an aggressive and aerodynamic geometry, the tire clearance is 25 mm, the groupset is a 2x11 Shimano 105 with TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes. The wheels are also hand made by La Cyclerie de Liège using DT Swiss rims and HOPE through axles hubs. The bike features a beautiful and unique steel stem that has been crafted together with the frame. The outstanding paintwork, also made at La Cyclerie, is Laurent's reinterpretation of a vintage Eddy Merckx from the early 90's.

Photos by Francisco Figueroa from BICYCLE PICNIC / Location: Gare Maritime - Tour & Taxi, Brussels, Belgium.


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