Mottainai Cycles February 2015 – Vintage Bikes, Service, Sales, Restoration, Hire and Accessories

2015 is turning into a big year for Mottainai Cycles, we’re having more interest in our restored bikes and custom builds than ever before – the resurgence of steel is well and truly upon us as people realise it’s both more comfortable and durable than materials like aluminium (not to mention far more beautiful, too)! Also, the idea of recycling and restoring a well-made vintage bicycle rather than buying a cheap, poorly made ‘landfill bike’ is really taking off. They don’t make ’em like they used to, as they say!

We’ve also further expanded our range of components and accessories. We now offer PRO saddles, full Shimano build kits for custom bikes, Schwalbe tyres and the fantastic locally-made Bespoke Chainrings. Coming soon we have Campagnolo, San Marco saddles, Brooks saddles and more – watch this space! Of course, we still have a large range of vintage and NOS components and groupsets from the likes of Campagnolo, Shimano, Suntour and more.

Bespoke Chainrings Drillium Swallow road rings. Available now at Mottainai Cycles

Bespoke Chainrings Drillium Swallow road rings. Available now at Mottainai Cycles

Bespoke Chainrings Drillium road double. Day of the Dead design

Bespoke Chainrings Drillium road double. Day of the Dead design

This month we’ve had a lot of new arrivals (in the form of bicycles, of course!) at Mottainai, including the Colnago and Gazelle featured below:

A recent arrival at Mottainai. Words can't express....

A recent arrival at Mottainai. Words can’t express….

Detail of the new Colnago – Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset

Detail of the new Colnago – Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset

Just plain wow!

Just plain wow!

Such attention to detail. This will be a cracking bike once restored!

Such attention to detail. This will be a cracking bike once restored!

Another new arrival, a lovely 531 Gazelle. It's a much in demand small size, too.

Another new arrival, a lovely 531 Gazelle. It’s a much in demand small size, too.

Lovely!

Lovely!

As always, we’re restoring and building some of the coolest bikes in town:

Early 1980s Peugeot restoration. New Paint job and decals.

Early 1980s Peugeot restoration. New Paint job and decals.

Mafac Racer brakes and Schwalbe tyres. Check out that minty headbadge, too!

Mafac Racer brakes and Schwalbe tyres. Check out that minty headbadge, too!

Fresh!

Fresh!

Full Simplex shifting, Maillard freewheel on a Normandy hub, Stronglisht TS cranks.

Full Simplex shifting, Maillard freewheel on a Normandy hub, Stronglisht TS cranks.

Here's another 80s Peugeot, restored to order and now flying round Melbourne's inner North!

Here’s another 80s Peugeot, restored to order and now flying round Melbourne’s inner North!

Beautiful Bates single-speed conversion. Definitely one to impress your mates with!

Beautiful Bates single-speed conversion. Definitely one to impress your mates with!

Another Mottainai custom single-speed ready to roll!

Another Mottainai custom single-speed ready to roll!

Here at Mottainai cycles we love vintage steel bicycles. Whether it be a high-end race bike, a bomb-proof hub-geared commuter, a small-wheel runabout (Moulton!) or anything in between it’ll get the care and attention it deserves! We specialise in vintage restorations but we can also service and repair any bikes as well as offering bike hire, paintjobs, parts and accessories.

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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