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Marek Parajka

  • Arko Bici
  • Bicycle builder
  • Dolný mlyn, Slovakia
  • Master Artisan
Marek Parajka Bicycle builder
Contact
Slovak, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+421 907330943
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Passion on two wheels

  • • Marek specialises in torch brazing and smooth welding
  • • Each of his frames is unique and tailored to a particular client
  • • He makes all the bicycle frame parts by hand

Marek Parajka believes that whether you make 50 or 150 frames, you cannot call yourself a master framer – even well-established framers manufacturing for decades confirm this. And Marek is a great example of this. Even though metalwork has been coursing in his family's veins, frame building is about constant improvement, continuous learning and getting to know the material. What started with bicycle restorations and custom painting in his father's garage has gradually grown into opening his own workshop in 2017. Following in his family’s footsteps and combining his two passions, metalwork and cycling, he has been dedicated to delivering tailor-made frames with every single part painstakingly made from used materials by himself with one ultimate goal in mind: “a happy rider”.

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Works

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Randonneur bicycle

Lugged steel frame randonneur bicycle in metallic blue with metallic yellow decals on rear stays. It has a bi-lam head tube, Rinko mudguard split with a custom butterfly screw and Marek's own fillet brazed and nickel-plated stem. Equipped with a 3-D USB to charge devices, custom decalleur, Berthoud saddle, brake calipers and a tail lamp.

Length cm
Width 58 cm
Height 60 cm

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Gravel racer

This custom-made gravel bike is minimalist in design. The frame is fillet brazed to the finest finish. The gear and brake hose are run internally in down tube and the rear chainstay. Custom painting is based on three lines and three dots graphics combining light and dark turquoise colour.

Width 54 cm
Height 50 cm

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Mountain adventure bike

This prototype bicycle for a female rider is made of steel and carbon fibre with a handlebar bag holder, fork racks, rear utility rack of stove, pump and water canister holder. Routing for light wires is completely internal. Marek has participated with this bicycle in the Concours de Machines 2021 competition in France.

Length cm
Width 42 cm
Height 38 cm

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