Bike build in brief: Repete Reborn

Repete is a brand from the Czech Republic which hand crafts custom frames. This one is notable for its Campagnolo ensemble – a brand which has been lacking from RIDE Cycling Review’s pages in recent issues. ‘The Build Report’ on this black beauty was positive after Jack Lynch had completed his usual routine of stripping, weighing all components and rebuilding the bike.

See the workshop photos and read this brief extract from ‘The Build Report’, RIDE #69.

See the ‘Build in brief’ of other bikes from RIDE #69: Scott Foil • Merida Scultura • Cannondale CAAD10 Trek Emonda ALR 5


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Snapshot of the Repete Reborn build:

What a thrill it was to work on the Repete. Handmade in the Czech Republic, this bike has achieved something very difficult – its classic beauty overrides its subtle black shade. The steel frame with carbon forks, handlebars and seatpost, along with a complete Campagnolo Record groupset and Shamal Mille wheels finish off a special bike which is relatively easy to build.

The quality of construction is striking.

External gear cables and an internal rear brake cable is the dream combination. Brake cables rarely require replacing so internal routing is a relatively easy way to neaten up the bike – it is an optional extra from this custom bike company and only costs an extra $150 so is worth taking up. Shift cables work fractionally better when externalised and are easier to replace – but you already knew that.


– By Jack Lynch


See the full report in RIDE Cycling Review – issue 69 (volume 03, 2015).

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Author: Jack Lynch

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