Save the world…. get a Mottainai Bike! Get your Fitzroy vintage groove on. Re-Cycle.

50 Rose Street entrance

50 Rose Street entrance

Nico truing a little tiny wheel with great concentration

Nico truing a little tiny wheel with great concentration

A great custom build, early 1960's Cecil Walker frame with a 2 speed kick back rear hub (Sturmey Archer).

A great custom build, early 1960’s Cecil Walker frame with a 2 speed kick back rear hub (Sturmey Archer).

Nick teaching a masters class on wheel building

Nick teaching a masters class on wheel building

The Dosa boys open Sat and Sun

The Dosa boys open Sat and Sun

Another sweet custom build just completed. Viner Italian frame with a Suntour ARX groupset. The customer requested the tyres and was pretty happy with the finished product :)

Another sweet custom build just completed. Viner Italian frame with a Suntour ARX groupset. The customer requested the tyres and was pretty happy with the finished product 🙂

A Mom brought in her first bike that she used as a kid and wanted it restored for her son, groovy little Malvern Star. Cool bike for a cool little dude!

A Mom brought in her first bike that she used as a kid and wanted it restored for her son, groovy little Malvern Star. Cool bike for a cool little dude!

Another custom build, Unusually coloured Raleigh built into a single speed.

Another custom build, Unusually coloured Raleigh built into a single speed.

And another single speed conversion just hot out of the Mottainai ovens.

And another single speed conversion just hot out of the Mottainai ovens.

Come in to our store at 41 Kerr Street or 50 Rose Street Fitzroy (same building, different sides) to check out what we do with our vintage bikes. We collect rare and beautiful vintage bikes and restore them, we then offer them to you guys to enjoy on our roads. We love what we do here, we love the concept and practice of recycling these bikes and giving them a new life, we love the balance of form and function that older bikes have, the hand-built quality and details that rarely exist today in our climate of economic rationalism and focus on increasing profits at any cost. We offer an alternative to the cheap and nasty chinese built bikes that are proliferating and polluting the streets, we aptly name them landfill bikes as they are quickly discarded….. i could go on. Back on a positive note, vintage bikes when looked after and serviced a few times a year will last the test of time, they look amazing and when built properly, ride like a dream. Say no to crap and yes to vintage groove….. haha   It’s the Mottainai way, we hate to waste and love to re-purpose. Open every day from 10.30 to 6.30 catrethowan@yahoo.com    0448884051

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