Mottainai Cycles – Pure Vintage Class

Well, it’s been a very busy winter for us here at Mottainai Cycles – we’ve been working on beautifying our new space, servicing bikes for commuters, organising our regular vintage ride (more on that later), enjoying the drama of Le Tour de France and of course restoring beautiful bikes! It’s been a very European themed month which has seen us building classic French, English and Italian bikes – check them out below…

We’re also happy to announce the start of our regular vintage bike ride this Sunday (3rd August). We’ll be meeting at Mottainai at 8am Sunday mornings to leave at 8.30 for a casual 30-40km ride depending on what the group wants to do. So jump on your steel roadie and come join us, we’ll leave nobody behind so don’t worry if you’re not into racing this is just a fun ride! Check out our Strava page for info on upcoming rides and feel feel to join our club to share times etc.

We’re still open (relentlessly) every day, weekdays 8 til 6.30 and weekends 10.30 til 6.30 servicing all bikes, restoring vintage classics and building custom bikes to order. Come by and say hi!

contact: catrethowan at yahoo.com   0448884951   23b Johnston Street Collingwood (down laneway besides Studio 52)

1980s Malvern Star restoration
1980s Malvern Star restoration
Here's a very classy Moser racer with Gipiemme bits. Gotta love the hot pink, summing up Giro d'Italia glory!
Here’s a very classy Moser racer with Gipiemme bits. Gotta love the hot pink, summing up Giro d’Italia glory!
Closer look at the Moser's Gipiemme cranks
Closer look at the Moser’s Gipiemme cranks
Gipiemme front mech on that Moser
Gipiemme front mech on that Moser
Classic lightweight Raleigh repainted a very British green and put together with Campag bits. Mint as!
Classic lightweight Raleigh repainted a very British green and put together with Campag bits. Mint as!
Original Raleigh cranks
Original Raleigh cranks
The Raleigh Heron
The Raleigh Heron
Restoration of a 1980s Peugeot, we get a lot of these at the moment and they're great looking as well as fast!
Restoration of a 1980s Peugeot, we get a lot of these at the moment and they’re great looking as well as fast!
Freshly painted mixte built to order as a nippy 10 speed
Freshly painted mixte built to order as a nippy 10 speed
Beautiful 1950s custom handpainted cruiser the 'Rolfe'.  A Victorian classic
Beautiful 1950s custom handpainted cruiser the ‘Rolfe’. A Victorian classic
Check those lovely cranks
Check those lovely cranks