Summer time and the living is easy (with a cool bike) Mottainai Cycles Jan

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Meditating on the joy of a new bike! 1970’s Peugeot

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Mixte Pug restored bringing style to streets of Melbourne town

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A couple of our cheaper bikes fully serviced snapped up by these two lovely customers.

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Another stately Pug after a cleanup rebuild

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Full custom build including new paint and decals, bespokechainring cat chainring, beautiful stronglight cranks, rolls saddle and Araya rims.

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Bespokechainring cat chain ring with french stronglight cranks….. Araya rims…… yumyum

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A custom single speed bare metal clear coat

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Nice little 90’s Avanti steel race bike in incredible condition heading out with a happy new owner

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James weaving his magic on a custom restoration nearing completion.

 

We have serviced a bunch of cheaper vintage bikes for around the $250-500 price range that we are selling this new year.

Mottainai Cycles is a bicycle workshop, we service and repair all bicycles and specialize in restoring and building vintage steel lugged bikes. We sell restored bikes and love to build custom bikes for you. We are now closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.30 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the lane-way and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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December at Mottainai Cycles, bicycle restoration and custom steel bikes

Our new Mottainai Promo Vid

 

 

We reopen the shop on the 4th of Jan…… we have serviced a bunch of cheaper bikes for around the 250 price range that we will be selling in the new year.

Some very sweet bikes have been through the Mottainai doors in the last few weeks, Beasley 1950’s track bike, Vetta custom build using Shimano 105 contemporary groupset, Hillman custom, Basso resto, Ladies Hallmark resto and R. J Quinn resto.

Check out our new Mottainai Cycles promo Vid by Alleykat productions.

Mottainai Cycles is a bicycle workshop, we service and repair all bicycles and specialize in restoring and building vintage steel lugged bikes. We sell restored bikes and love to build custom bikes for you. We are now closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.30 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the lane-way and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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Melbourne steel lugged bike oasis .. Mottainai Cycles: bike restoration, custom builds, repairs/service and vintage bike sales

Welcome to our world of beautiful bikes. Melbourne is the capital of cool aesthetics, of vintage style and culture, we embrace bespoke quality and objects being created out of love rather than just for profit. We enjoy bringing special bikes back to life and offer a custom service that is lacking in other bike shops or online. We believe that riding a bike is one of the most delightful acts we can do, it has such positive effects. Mottainai offers an alternative to buying a new bike pumped out of Chinese factories with no regard for the environment nor passion for cycling.

Mottainai Cycles is a bicycle workshop, we service and repair all bicycles and specialize in restoring and building vintage steel lugged bikes. We sell restored bikes and love to build custom bikes for you. We are now closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.30 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the lane-way and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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Custom built bicycles, vintage bikes and restorations…. Mottainai Cycles Collingwood Melbourne

You guessed it, a Peugeot single speed conversion in accumulate condition

You guessed it, a Peugeot single speed conversion in immaculate condition



A very rare Peroni build, not many of these Italian rides getting around

A very rare Peroni build, not many of these Italian rides getting around

Very pretty Cecil Walker build

Very pretty Cecil Walker build

Supreme headquarters of bike loveliness

Supreme headquarters of bike loveliness

Record custom build, yamaguchi frame

Record custom build, yamaguchi frame

Clean metal frame clear coated custom build

Clean metal frame clear coated custom build

Another Peugeot single speed conversion urban style

Another Peugeot fixed wheel conversion urban style

Beautifully built up Montagner

Beautifully built up Montagner

Nicely polished 600 Shimano cranks wearing a bespokechainrings necklace

Nicely polished 600 Shimano cranks wearing a bespokechainrings necklace

His and Hers Gracecross steeds

His and Hers Gracecross steeds

Very nice Guerciotti single speed conversion

Very nice Guerciotti single speed conversion

Peugeot single speed conversion

Peugeot single speed conversion

                                                                                                                                                             CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mottainai Cycles is a bicycle workshop, we service and repair all bicycles and specialize in restoring and building vintage steel lugged bikes. We sell restored bikes and love to build custom bikes for you. We are now closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.30 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the laneway and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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Mottainai Cycles October 2015

Mottainai Cycles is a bicycle workshop, we service and repair all bicycles and specialize in restoring and building vintage steel lugged bikes. We sell restored bikes and love to build custom bikes for you. We are now closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.30 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the laneway and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
Mottainai service in progress..... lovely 70's Bianchi

Mottainai service in progress….. lovely 70’s Bianchi

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Get some Spring in your wheels. Mottainai vintage bikes Sept 2015

Rad Ladies step-through all restored and in the loving embrace of a new owner.

Ladies step-through all restored and in the loving embrace of a new owner.

Ol' Eddy M been built up, cool arse colours.

good Ol’ Eddy  been built up…. cool arse colourway.

Feels a bit posh using Campy tools on Campy parts.

Feels a bit posh using Campy tools on Campy parts.

Our beloved postie bike finally finds the right home.

Our beloved postie bike finally finds the right home.

mottainai cycles vintage bicycles restoration custom builds service repairs

mottainai cycles vintage bicycles restoration custom builds service repairs

mottainai cycles vintage bicycles restoration custom builds service repairs

Beautiful 1980’s Gemini randonneur bike

Delightful original Raleigh grand prix back on the roads of old Melbourne town.

Delightful original Raleigh grand prix back on the roads of old Melbourne town.

Michael and Chris..... Mic did these ripper street murals in our laneway, thanks dude we love them. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Micha%C3%ABl-Husser-Graphic-Illustration/151695661523553?fref=ts

Michael and Chris….. Mic did these ripper street murals in our laneway, thanks dude we love them. facebook page: Husser-Graphic-Illustration

An elegant Puch all gussied-up and hitting the hard streets of Melbourne.

An elegant Puch all gussied-up and hitting the hard streets of Melbourne

A delightful late 1970's Centurion with a Shimano Arabesque group, all original and restored.

A delightful late 1970’s Centurion with a Shimano Arabesque group, all original and restored.

A ripper of a bike. 80's Ken Evans frame with a contemporary Shimano 105 group set with Araya rims... humdinger

A ripper of a bike. 80’s Ken Evans frame with a contemporary Shimano 105 group set with Araya rims… humdinger

The most eagerly awaited Spring for many a long year… A perpetual sigh can be heard on the streets of Melbourne if one listens hard enough. Spring is time for a new bike or to get your existing bike serviced. We are pumped to build new custom bikes for y’all so come in to see what we have. We have a veritable treasure trove of exquisite frames and bikes to customize to your specifications. Our love and passion is building bikes so come in and keep us happily building. Also,  we gladly accept good quality steel bikes as donations if you have old bikes cluttering up your place. Be rest assured they will be treasured, brought back to life and placed in a loving new relationship. Drop off anytime to our shop in Collingwood Melbourne.

23 rear Johnston St ….. down the cobblestoned lane-way, opposite the iconic Jim’s Greek Tavern.    Shop hours:    weekdays 8.30-6.30  weekends 10.30-6.30 sometimes closed on Tuedays.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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Mottainai Cycles Collingwood

Hi wonderful people, Mottainai will be closed for a few days due to a vintage bicycle event in Noosa called the https://www.facebook.com/NoosaStradeBianche?fref=ts We will be closed from 5th/8 to 12th/8. See you when we return. Enjoy your week and safe riding.

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