Mottainai Vintage restored Vintage Bikes Janurary 2014

Our new Mottainai Logo created by Daisy our resident Tattoo artist.

Our new Mottainai Logo created by Daisy our resident Tattoo artist.

Looks like the bizarre Melbourne weather fluctuations have stabilized somewhat, enough to allow even fair weather cyclists a go. Anyways more about us, we are having a bit of a clearance sale of restored vintage bikes as we have to move soonishly, don’t worry though, we are looking at a few options very close to our current abode in Fitzroy. However it’s always good to try and clear a little stock before a move as to allow space for some cool new bikes.                                                                                                                                 Mottainai Cycles for those that have not visited us is a bike shop that specializes in restoring very good quality vintage bikes, we sell bikes, we build custom bikes and we also restore your bikes as well as servicing all bikes even on occasions a moped or a vintage lawn mower etc, haha I’m sure you get the picture, we love good quality vintage bikes and stuff, we denounce Chinese made bicycles produced only for profit as we all love bikes and cycling at Mottainai and feel cheap mass produced Chinese bikes add no value to the wonderful experience of cycling. We are open everyday from 10.30 to 6.30pm at 50 Rose Street or 41 Kerr St (same building). Come in and check out our beautiful bikes or bring in your beautiful bikes for a spruce-up. Cheers and safe riding.  Click on any pic for more detail!!!

Part of the Mottainai crew outside the shop on a summers eve watching Tomosan

Part of the Mottainai crew outside the shop on a summers eve watching Tomosan

And a fixed wheel conversion, a Repco Monaco upgraded on every level to make a good little urban whip.

And a fixed wheel conversion, a Repco Monaco upgraded on every level to make a good little urban whip.

The green Apollo, blinged up to the nines. Steady commuter with panache.

The green Apollo, blinged up to the nines. Steady commuter with panache.

Ohhhh the stunning Abeni, built as a custom ride, single speed conversion with Sturmey Archer hubs, Sugino cranks etc. A wow ride again gone to a lovely customer with pretty rad taste.

Ohhhh the stunning Abeni, built as a custom ride, single speed conversion with Sturmey Archer hubs, Sugino cranks etc. A wow ride again gone to a lovely customer with pretty rad taste.

One of the most smooth and comfy bikes any of us has ever ridden, a 1940/early 50's German bicycle brand name Phaenomen, gone to a very discerning customer.

One of the most smooth and comfy bikes any of us has ever ridden, a 1940/early 50’s German bicycle brand name Phaenomen, gone to a very discerning customer.

Another nice build a customer brought in for us to finish.

Another nice build a customer brought in for us to finish.

Single speed conversion done to a beautiful Rossin, the owner choose all the parts wisely, note the Phil hubs etc.

Single speed conversion done to a beautiful Rossin, the owner choose all the parts wisely, note the Phil hubs etc.

The ritual of installing the hanging bike at 50 Rose Street Mottainai

The ritual of installing the hanging bike at 50 Rose Street Mottainai

Nico hanging out a new sign from the roof at 50 Rose Street.

Nico hanging out a new sign from the roof at 50 Rose Street.

The newly finished Bates 1940's track bike at the Brunswick velodrome for a test, pic and build by Alex at Mottainai

The newly finished Bates 1940’s track bike at the Brunswick velodrome for a test, pic and build by Alex at Mottainai

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One Response to Mottainai Vintage restored Vintage Bikes Janurary 2014

  1. Marek S. Rosin says:

    Mottanai does the BEST restoration on Vintage bikes! I love the work your crew did on my PACEMAKER! It is rolling ART and turns heads everytime I ride it. Vintage cool and it brings back the FUN to biking..One day it will be my kids bike

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