Mottainai Cycles: Looking Back at 2014 and forward to 2015 – Vintage Bicycle Restoration, Sales, Service, Repair, Hire and Custom Builds

We’re nearing the end of 2014 and what a year it’s been for us. Early this year we moved from our old location on Rose Street to our funky new digs on Johnston Street (Collingwood). While it was sad to be leaving our groovy warehouse behind, moving to a new space offered the opportunity to take Mottainai to the next level.
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Our workshop

Our workshop

Polishing and wheel truing corner

Polishing and wheel truing corner

Here's some of our frames, ready to be picked out and built up...

Here’s some of our frames, ready to be picked out and built up…

NOS National Aero II literally hangin' out with some Zipp wheels

NOS National Aero II literally hangin’ out with some Zipp wheels

2014 has seen us working on the finest bikes we have ever done to date – we’ve restored some absolute rippers this year; from classic lightweights to cool single speed conversions, ladies step-throughs to speedy tandems and all steel bicycles in between.
We’ve also been busy servicing all bikes to keep Collingwood rolling. We can now offer same- or next-day turnaround on most jobs plus our famous friendly and relaxed service. No job is too big or small for us so come down today and get your bike spruced up for summer!

We are also happy to announce that we’ve expanded our range of products and accessories to include pumps, lights, helmets, Sturmey Archer parts, Shimano parts (full range available) and the fabulous Melbourne-made Bespoke Chainrings. Over 2015 we are planning to further expand our range so check back frequently to see what’s in store.

Some of our new parts for sale and a rad new lightbox

Some of our new parts for sale and a rad new lightbox

Bespoke Chainrings and Shimano catalogues. All ready to pimp out your bike!

Bespoke Chainrings and Shimano catalogues. All ready to pimp out your bike!

Hubs, hubs huuuuubs!

Hubs, hubs huuuuubs!

Here’s some of our recent builds:

Funky single speed conversion with custom cut bullhorns

Funky single speed conversion with custom cut bullhorns

Cool Apollo mixte – a sturdy all rounder for every day rolling

Cool Apollo mixte – a sturdy all rounder for every day rolling

Gotty Hansen Reynolds 501 racer with added inline brake levers. This one's quick!!

Gotty Hansen Reynolds 501 racer with added inline brake levers. This one’s quick!!

An English classic, Claud Butler – Restored to original spec and sweet as a nut!

An English classic, Claud Butler – Restored to original spec and sweet as a nut!

Here's a sweet build of a (Melbourne's very own) Cecil Walker. Very stylish!

Here’s a sweet build of a (Melbourne’s very own) Cecil Walker. Very stylish!

Mottainai Cycles is Melbourne’s only bicycle shop specialising in vintage bicycles; we offer restored steel bicycles, custom builds, parts and accessories, fast and friendly service and repair as well as hire bikes.
Mottainai Cycles, 23 Johnston St Collingwood. Contact: catrethowan at yahoo dot com, mottainaivintagebikes at gmail dot com, (zero)466670316, (zero)448884051

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