Two fresh bikes from two completely separate workshops from the Czech Republic in one week… what is in the water over there? First the raw elemental energy of SingleBe’s singlespeed and now the svelte sleekness of REPETE’s Reborn — both can be described, and correct me if this is bad grammar, as the definition of tmavý.
Mikolas Voverka and Robin Fišer are the two Czech builders behind REPETE, a new name on the custom scene in their country, who have just put the finishing touches on their new road frame, titled Reborn. It’s a stealthy, Columbus-tubed projectile with a finishing as stylish as any Italian tuxedo — resplendent in a full suite of 3T components and Campagnolo’s 11-speed Super Record.
The tubes are the triple-butted Spirit set, brazed and filed by hand. A €1590 price includes the monocoque Columbus FEL fork, painted with the same subtle branding that extends to the carbon wheels. Mikolas and Robin have a strong working relationship, sharing the tasks required to build each frame, which recently culminated in an inaugural unveiling at Prague’s National Gallery.
Head to the REPETE website for more detail photos and contact information.