mottainaicycles has a new location in Collingwood

The harsh Melbourne sun shines down on this new owner of a single speed conversion black mixte 80's Madison

The harsh Melbourne sun shines down on this new owner of a single speed conversion black mixte 80’s Madison

Spencer tries to expand upon his 15 mins of canine fame next to a fella picking up his restored bike.

Spencer tries to expand upon his 15 mins of canine fame next to a fella picking up his restored bike.

A funky custom build, late 1970's Raleigh built up with mostly original Raleigh parts but converted into a single speed for urban efficiency.

A funky custom build, late 1970’s Raleigh built up with mostly original Raleigh parts but converted into a single speed for urban efficiency.

Some last shots taken in our old shop on Rose Street Fitzroy, it was demolished 3 hours after us moving out, making progress for more prefab apartments. The beuiful Bates track bike and stunning Moser in shocking pink are still for sale in our new shop at 23 Johnston Street Collingwood in the rear down the laneway.

Some last shots taken in our old shop on Rose Street Fitzroy, it was demolished 3 hours after us moving out, making progress for more prefab apartments. The beautiful Bates track bike and stunning Moser in shocking pink are still for sale in our new shop at 23 Johnston Street Collingwood in the rear down the laneway.

The Mottainai lads waiting for me before heading out to the Brunswick velodrome for a spin.

The Mottainai lads waiting for me before heading out to the Brunswick velodrome for a spin.

A 1970's Malvern Star restoration and single speed conversion

A 1970’s Malvern Star restoration and single speed conversion

A beautiful 1960's Deanne Toseland restoration built with era correct parts, click on pic to enlarge for detail, also our custom leather work on the bars and the saddle. This is one ripper of a bike.

A beautiful 1960’s Deanne Toseland restoration built with era correct parts, click on pic to enlarge for detail, also our custom leather work on the bars and the saddle. This is one ripper of a bike.

We are aiming at building up a cheaper range of bikes that require less restoration work but still fulfill our aesthetic and quality of mechanical workmanship, this is one example. This was also a custom build, hence the milk crate.

We are aiming at building up a cheaper range of bikes that require less restoration work but still fulfill our aesthetic and quality of mechanical workmanship, this is one example. This was also a custom build, hence the milk crate.

A good fit. This was a restoration and single speed conversion, these Peugeots always turn out well, ah the french and their sense of style!

A good fit. This was a restoration and single speed conversion, these Peugeots always turn out well, ah the french and their sense of smiles….. I mean style!

This lovely bike came in the other day, a chap brought it over from Europe after living there, very cool details, this is a good example of why we love vintage bikes at Mottainai, The Tebag! haha

This lovely bike came in the other day, a chap brought it over from Europe after living there, very cool details, this is a good example of why we love vintage bikes at Mottainai, The Tebag! haha

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A Claude Butler 531 Reynolds for sale, make a great commuter or randonneur.

 

Come and check out our new bike cave at 23 Johnston Street Collingwood (only a few minutes ride from our last place), in the rear down the laneway. We are open everyday from 10.30 to 6.30. We service all bikes and restore and sell beautiful vintage bikes and of course we also build custom bikes for you to suit any need or desire. We truly love our bikes and this is what we are all about. In the next blog there will be pics of our new digs that we are presently building and designing to be a wonderland of bikes and a remarkable workshop. We are just 50 meters down from the intersection of Smith St and Johnston down the laneway next to everyday coffee/99 problems, Magic Johnston creative offices etc. Come in to show your support for our efforts to recycle and offer an alternative to shit Chinese bikes that become landfill after a year, say NO to fake vintage bikes haha, better get of the soapbox we probably need the timber for our new place. Cheers and ride on. Mottainai Spirit!!!!!!!

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