Vintage Bikes – Sales, Restorations, Repairs, Services and Hire – Mottainai Cycles Collingwood. February 2015

Here at Mottainai Cycles we love vintage steel bicycles and are passionate about restoring them to their former glory. Whether for commuting, racing, touring, or just cruising around in style, vintage bikes have a beauty that can’t be rivalled. But don’t just take our word for it, see below for a round up of our latest projects:

Here's a lovely 1950s hand-painted Repco built up fixed-gear. It's heaps of fun!

Here’s a lovely 1950s hand-painted Repco built up fixed-gear. It’s heaps of fun!

Really cool custom built Super Elliott

Really cool custom built Super Elliott

Simple yet stylish single-speed build, the rear coaster brake is still going strong even in the era of disc brakes. They certainly don't make 'em like they used to!

Simple yet stylish single-speed build, the rear coaster brake is still going strong even in the era of disc brakes. They certainly don’t make ’em like they used to!

Another classic Repco step-thru restored and ready to roll

Another classic Repco step-thru restored and ready to roll

1970s Peugeot mixte restoration – French bikes of this era are such a great fusion of style and function. Good for years to come

1970s Peugeot mixte restoration – French bikes of this era are such a great fusion of style and function. Good for years to come

We converted this Moulton TSR-2 into a smart looking ebike for our Moultoneering friend here. You'll see some more Moultons soon, so watch this space...

We converted this Moulton TSR-2 into a smart looking ebike for our Moultoneering friend here. You’ll see some more Moultons soon, so watch this space…

Close up of the Hidden Power ebike conversion. Pretty smart looking and very well functioning, and it had to be to convince us fans of conventional self-powered riding!

Close up of the Moulton ebike conversion. Pretty smart looking and very well functioning, and it had to be to convince us!

Painting the Dutch colours on a Campagnolo seat post for a Gazelle build (of course!)

Painting the Dutch colours on a Campagnolo seat post and crankset for a Gazelle build (of course!)

Custom leather bar tape for the Gazelle build... And a special mention to Dan's beard!

Custom leather bar tape for the Gazelle build… And a special mention to Dan’s beard!

Here's that Gazelle build: Full custom-painted in the Dutch colours Campy groupset, Mavic wheelset, custom leather tape and vintage Brooks saddle

Here’s that Gazelle build: Full custom-painted in the Dutch colours Campy groupset, Mavic wheelset, custom leather tape and vintage Brooks saddle

Bike mechanics can still have nails!

Bike mechanics can still have nails!

Can't beat a good selfie.... Thanks Jimmyjams!

Can’t beat a good selfie…. Thanks Jimmyjams!

Our new(ish) mechanic, Coralie, giving away one of our secrets: steel wool. Don't tell anyone!

Our new(ish) mechanic, Coralie, giving away one of our secrets: steel wool. Don’t tell anyone!

Seireadan photobombing a Moulton magnificently!

Seireadan photobombing a Moulton magnificently!

One of our new mechanics, Ryan, fitting in very well with the Mottainai vibe as you can see!

One of our new mechanics, Ryan, fitting in very well with the Mottainai vibe as you can see!

An oft mentioned name in vintage bike circles, Kenn Dickie came to visit the other day, here's a couple of frames he painted. Such fantastic work – truly one of the reasons why we love vintage bikes so much. Thanks for visiting, Kenn!

An oft mentioned name in vintage bike circles, Kenn Dickie came to visit the other day, here’s a couple of frames he painted. Such fantastic work –  one of the reasons why we love vintage bikes so much. Thanks for visiting, Kenn!

That's us

That’s us

At Mottainai Cycles we specialise in restoring vintage bikes as well as offering fast, friendly services and repairs (of all bikes), bike hire and a range of parts and accessories including Bespoke Chainrings, Shimano, Sturmey Archer and more.

Mottainai Cycles is open Mon-Fri: 8.30-6.30 Sat-Sun: 10.30, 6.30 at 23 Johnston Street, Collingwood (down the laneway)
Contact: catrethowan at yahoo dot com, mottainaivintagebikes at gmail dot com, (zero)466670316, (zero)448884051

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