• tl;dr: bike is finished, see here: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/plum-vainq­ueur-team-wbv-8103


    Currently waiting for this frame + parts to arrive by courier from Germany.

    Allow me to post a thread for this as I'm doing my research and this seems like a good place to collect/store thoughts and hopefully get advice and tips. Please correct me if any of the following is not correct!

    It was sold as an 'unknown track frame' that was raced in Vlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx (Flemish Cycling Centre Eddy Merckx), and built by a local frame builder in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghent. It is a custom build by Plum Vainqueur in Ghent for Wielerbond Vlaanderen (WBV).
    They tend to use Nervex lugs and Campagnolo fork dropouts/track ends but I'm not sure for now what the frame is made of or more details other than size.

    Size: 65cm c-t (63cm c-c) seattube and comes with the following parts:

    Campagnolo 1051 Record Pista Crankset, (parts 757/758) 165mm, 151 bcd
    Campagnolo 760 Record Pista Chainring, 52t, 151 bcd
    Campagnolo 756 Dustcaps
    Campagnolo 761/761 Chainring bolts

    Campagnolo 1046 Record Pista bottom bracket, 109mm
    Campagnolo 1044 Nuovo Record seatpost 27.2mm
    2x 3TTT Record stem
    Stronglight 1" A9 needle bearing threaded headset
    Arius Gran Carrera Special saddle (Spanish)
    42cm Cinelli Criterium bars

    Seller is also sending me the pictured risers + some other parts bin stuff...all unknown for now.

    Lovely as it is, I passed on the wheelset (Ofmega track hubs laced to Campagnolo Moskva/Omega clinchers) to keep cost down.

    Bike seems to be in top condition from the seller's pictures (some road muck but no dents, chips or dings), and according to him he rode it like 5 times and before it had only been used on the aforementioned indoor track.

    Here's some seller pictures (not my builds):

    More pictures in this Flickr set. Any help identifying the frame and/or corrections on my parts-identification effort most welcome!

    You can expect me to build this up as a HHSB, then realise I'm being silly and try and go all period correct and take it down to Herne Hill...or something along those lines.

    Anyway, hurry the f... up couriers!

  • You found it!! You kept saying if only someone would make nice steel track frame in your size. Very nice!

    Saddle seems to be Cinelli Unicanitor

  • Thanks Pepe, yeah it was a long search!

    Good call on the saddle, I knew I recognised the shape!

  • Good color too :)

    Got same rims if you need them.

  • Wow, lovely loveely bike,

  • Absolutely love that!

  • Thanks both!

    I know us modern-connected-information-fiends are on the constant hunt for facts and data so I emailed VWEM, PV and WBV* with as many details as I know in the hope for more background info!

    Till they reply, or I receive the frame and take some better pictures, I'm afraid this may be a bit of a dead thread!

    *is how I'm referring to Vlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx, Plum Vainqueur and Wielerbond Vlaanderen from now on to avoid spelling mistakes :)

  • Pierre from Plum (pierreplum@skynet.be) got back to me this morning asking if the bb was 36x24 of 1.370’’x24tpi, to which I replied I assume the latter (English threads) but can't be sure. Sent him the pics of fork crown and lugs as well. Let's see!

    Anyone know of any other small framebuilders in the Ghent ares?

  • 16.10.2012 07:07:27 Die Sendung wurde im Hermes Zentral-HUB sortiert.

  • Pierre from Plum (pierreplum@skynet.be) got back to me this morning asking if the bb was 36x24 of 1.370’’x24tpi, to which I replied I assume the latter (English threads) but can't be sure. Sent him the pics of fork crown and lugs as well. Let's see!

    Anyone know of any other small framebuilders in the Ghent ares?

    Ahhh, you got in touch with them! It's BSA thread right? I'm curious whether its a Plum or not!!

  • Ahhh, you got in touch with them! It's BSA thread right? I'm curious whether its a Plum or not!!

    I did! waiting to hear back....what made you think it is?

  • A Plum! Since a friend of mine has one which is very similar and since Plum was a respected local builder from Gent (not Genk ;)

  • my neighbours have a garden where I used to steal yellow plums from when I was younger

    thought i'd share

  • thought i'd share

    you still have them?

  • 21.10.2012 23:12:00 Die Sendung ist in der Hermes Niederlassung Hermes UK eingetroffen.

  • 22.10.2012 04:11:00 Die Sendung befindet sich in der Zustellung.

  • verfuchte!

  • O hai :P

  • so excited to see this built up!

    *Edit: by apollo obviously...

  • this is a 25c tyre.

    inflated to about 40psi.

    23's it is then!

  • welcome to the world of magic gear on a track frame:)

  • enjoy mate.

    Yeah, 23 or less is required :D

  • You found it!! You kept saying if only someone would make nice steel track frame in your size. Very nice!

    Saddle seems to be Cinelli Unicanitor

    Thanks Pepe, yeah it was a long search!

    Good call on the saddle, I knew I recognised the shape!

    Saddle is actually not a Cinelli. It's an Arius Gran Carrera Special (Spanish)

    http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?I­D=84DC2BE4-F2C4-4B38-ADE9-3CE05CA04D93&E­num=106&AbsPos=8

  • Oh yeah! Nice one Apollo, looking forward to seeing you build this up!

  • Cheers Dom!

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Plum Vainqueur track bike (team WBV) from Vlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx

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