Literally speaking, "Plume Vainqueur" translates to "Feather Winner" or "Victorious Feather"
"Featherlight" would be "légère plume" or "légère comme plume" or "plume légèrée" or some such.
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> From: Richard M Sachs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 22:00:06 -0500
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]"Plum" bike?
> plume vainquer was/is a belgium made frame.
> the name translates to 'featherlight'.
> when i was new to racing, i saw many top professionals
> racing road and track on this brand. other similar frames
> of the period were RIH, Gazelle, and Zeileman. where
> are they now. probably at the old artist's home.
> On Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:35:30 -0800 "benshaw" <email@example.com>
>> The other is a 700c Plum Vainqueur, with Cinelli bar/stem, Modolo
>> Speedy brakes, Battaglin or Gipiemme drivetrain, matching frame
>> pump, and diamond-shaped cutouts in the lugs and bottom bracket.
>> It's fairly obviously Italian, but other than that I have no idea
>> where it came from or how old it is, and I'm really curious. All I
>> know is that it is a dream to ride. Does anyone have insights on
>> this one?