Say NO! to buying cheap and nasty Chinese bikes created only for profit rather than for the joy of riding. Mottainai Cycles Fitzroy Melbourne … RECYCLE BEAUTY

This delightful person had been searching for a while for a groovy little 24 inch road bike, we rebuilt it with her as she wanted to learn and be part of the process

CLICK ON ANY PIC FOR ENLARGEMENT This delightful person had been searching for a while for a groovy little 24 inch road bike, we rebuilt it with her as she wanted to learn and be part of the process

Full rest on an Ubeni with full campy record gear

Full resto on an Ubeni with full campy record gear, repainted deep candy apple with metallic flakes

An Amsterdam bicycle labelled The Burger Deverter, we also did a full restoration on this, came out a treat.

An Amsterdam bicycle labelled The Burger Deverter, we also did a full restoration on this, came out a treat.

Lots of polishing gets these results... to bling or not to bling?

Lots of polishing gets these results… to bling or not to bling?

Masa-michi from Japan working hard restoring a beautiful German Ladies bicycle 1950's.

Masa-michi from Japan working hard restoring a beautiful German Ladies bicycle 1950’s.

Front of the warehouse on Rose Street Fitzroy

Front of the warehouse on Rose Street Fitzroy

Nick finishing a full restoration on an Apollo. Nice Japanese bike, came out very well.

Nick finishing a full restoration on an Apollo. Nice Japanese bike, came out very well.

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This is the frame of a very large tricycle with timber tray that we restored recently. These are very very solid frames built to carry heavy loads.

This is the frame of a very large tricycle with timber tray that we restored recently. These are very very solid frames built to carry heavy loads.

Working on the Trike

Working on the Trike

Working late into the night on the trike .... rhythming-----

Working late into the night on the trike …. rhythming hmmm—–

Tricycle tray, this beast most likely came from South East Asian, perhaps Vietnam etc, the timber was very old and came up superbly after a sand and new vanish.

Tricycle tray, this beast most likely came from South East Asian, perhaps Vietnam etc, the timber was very old and came up superbly after a sand and new vanish.

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Didn't take long before there was a box of beer in the tray

Didn’t take long before there was a box of beer in the tray

Our Brunswick St sign bike hand painted by George Rose.

Our Brunswick St sign bike hand painted by George Rose.

Nick riding the finished Trike

Nick riding the finished Trike

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

We at Mottainai Cycles professionally restore and recycle beautiful vintage bicycles for our customers, we also sell vintage bikes already restored and service all bikes from our space at 41 Kerr St Fitzroy (just 100 meters off Brunswick St), we are open every day from 9.30-6pm   0448884051 or 042823277  catrethowan@yahoo.com

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