We imagined a "modern-vintage" road bicycle that combines the classic style of the famous Helyett Spéciale and the best of current technology. The Helyett 100 is a cyclosportif model designed for efficiency. Builded with Columbus Spirit steel tubes, the most prestigious of the Italian manufacturer, its frame provides a great reactivity to pedaling, an incomparable resistance over time and the comfort of absorption of shocks and vibrations of an emblematic alloy whose qualities are no longer to demonstrate.
A classic and contemporary style alchemy, the Helyett 100 keeps the historic color with a metallic green liquid paint made in car painting garage and has a design that is purified with a modernized typographic logo, a sober stainless steel headbadge and a mention "centenary" at the seat tube. The Futura Caliper carbon fork from Columbus brings a touch of modernity to a steel frame with a traditional look with polished and perfectly smooth welds. The passage of cables is internal and optimized against noise. Autre particularité, the headset is integrated in a conical bushing that keeps fluidity between the elements. Mavic wheels with discreet marking add to the elegance of the set. The Helyett 100 is the worthy heir to the most beautiful models of the 1950s.
For the configuration, we chose the main components with famous brands historically associated with the Helyett during their history: Mavic wheels and Campagnolo Record groupset, with V-brakes skates to stay in the classic style. The Helyett 100 gives at the end a weight slightly less than 8.5 kg.
Manufactured within the limit of 19 units only, with reference to the year of the creation of the brand, each Helyett 100 is numbered from 1 to 19 with a hitting badge fixed under the bottom bracket.
We decided to work in collaboration with a French workshop specialized in handmade and customized steel bicycles which embodies today the tradition of cycle craftsmanship in France. A special attention will be focused on each frame throughout its manufacturing process.
Special features at the front: the Chris King headset integrated in a conical piece allows to preserve the visual coherence of the design by not breaking the junction between the frame and the fork and the glued metallic thin bars which make it possible to protect the paint from the friction of cables.
1. Booking and order
Reservations and orders are registered from 04 September to 31 December 2019 at the latest. We offer the possibility to book and choose a serial number by paying a first non-refundable deposit of 1000 € before the order that will be taken into account from the payment of 50% of the total amount of the order. To make a Helyett 100 to your frame size, we will ask for your size and crotch length in cm.
The first Helyett 100 will be delivered at the rythme of production from 01 February 2020 until 31 October 2020 at the latest. The delivery date for each bike will be communicated no later than January 10, 2020 and will be dependent on the frame size chosen.