Aside from pristine days of riding, the GiRodeo was also a semi-nomadic bike show. The Service Course has long-term collaborative relationships with a number of builders, working together to pair builders and customers appropriately. I say “semi-nomadic” because the majority of builders rode their bikes, but also because the bikes that were not being ridden magically popped up in restaurants and breweries or wherever else events were held as part of the show. This is a rundown of my favorite bikes, many of which were part of the GiRodeo, and others were part of The Service Course’s furniture.
Repete Cycles: Made in Prague Reason Disc Road
Back in 2014, we first posted about Repete Cycles’ work. In 2015, we shot one of their bikes at NAHBS. Today we’re presenting the Reason, their newest model. The Reason is a disc road bike with room for 28mm tires, light and stiff Columbus Spirit HSS tubing, a tapered head tube and a T47 bottom bracket for extra stiffness. It doesn’t stop there. These frames feature stainless, investment cast bits, internal routing, and a beautiful paint job. The bike just looks fast and the Reason is a bike for riding fast.
Repete Cycles bikes come in several configurations, three colors, and six frame sizes. Head on over to see more details of the Reason!
2015 NAHBS: Repete Cycles Falcon Track
You don’t often see track bikes like this at NAHBS. Fixed gears, sure. Street-track bikes, yeah, you bet. But a Czech national track star’s personal race machine? That’s a first for me. Repete Cycles brought this stealthy beast to NAHBS and it won me over.
AX Lightness bar, stem and post, along with Mavic Comete track wheels and an SRM system. This isn’t your typical track bike. Raced by Jan Kraus for Repete, the 21 year old Czech Team Representative has quite the number of accomplishments under his belt. Do they wear belts with skinsuits? See Jan’s track record at the Repete Cycles Facebook.
Repete Cycles: Grizzly Cross
Repete Cycles have been featured here on the Radavist before. Their handmade in the Czech Republic, custom frames are simple machines with clean, austere lines. That is, until you start to really examine their cyclocross bike, the Grizzly. Subtle elegance can be found in the bent Columbus Spirit HSS stays and the matte brown finish. Details that make this bike as fierce as the alpha predator from which it formed its namesake.
Oddly enough, this Czech company will be at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Louisville this week and I’m not complaining! You can see more of Repete’s work at the NAHBS Exhibitor Feature website.