Mottainai Cycles April 2015 – Cycle Messenger World Champs, Classic Restorations, Beautiful Customs, Quality Services and T-shirts!

If you don’t know what we do…… we restore bicycles, we also build custom bicycles to suit your needs and we also service and repair all types of bikes. We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 6.30 and weekends from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood up the laneway.

Summer may be slowly giving way to autumn here in Melbourne but things are still hotting up at Mottainai Cycles. We’ve had a large influx of frames and complete bikes over the last month or so and we’re still expanding our range of products. We’ve also just had our first run of T-shirts printed featuring our good friend Daisy‘s design, we’ll be selling these at the Cycle Messenger World Championships this weekend and in the shop from next week. This weekend we will be having a stall at the CMWC down in docklands and we’re really excited about seeing the world’s best messenger-racers competing in our fair city!  We look forward to seeing you in store and at the CMWC, also don’t miss the Bespoke Chainrings Goldsprints event on 7pm Friday 3rd at the Baron Said (83 Kerr St Fitzroy)! Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to recently…

Basking in the warm glow of a new bike!

Basking in the warm glow of a new bike!

Really nice Carlton custom build. The perfect marriage of form and function.

Really nice Carlton custom build. The perfect marriage of form and function.

A modern take on the vintage single-speed build with this 70s Cecil Walker

A modern take on the vintage single-speed build with this 70s Cecil Walker

Another trademark Mottainai single-speed conversion on this Raleigh Team 12. Minimal, light and quick!

Another trademark Mottainai single-speed conversion on this Raleigh Team 12. Minimal, light and quick!

Beautiful Carrera with Campagnolo Veloce groupo. A new addition to our stable

Beautiful Carrera with Campagnolo Veloce groupo. A new addition to our stable

Campag Record hub and Mavic MA2 rim... The ultimate combo

Campag Record hub and Mavic MA2 rim… The ultimate combo

This minty fresh Raleigh Grand Prix is another new addition here at Mottainai Cycles

This minty fresh Raleigh Grand Prix is another new addition here at Mottainai Cycles

This fantastic Olmo is another recent arrival at Mottainai. Check out those wooden rims!

This fantastic Olmo is another recent arrival at Mottainai. Check out those wooden rims!

Campagnolo Gran Sport cranks on the Olmo

Campagnolo Gran Sport cranks on the Olmo

Columbus Gilco tubeset Colnago. This is a recent arrival at Mottainai

Columbus Gilco tubeset Colnago. This is a recent arrival at Mottainai

Gilco Design Columbus tubing

Gilco Design Columbus tubing

Italy's finest!

Italy’s finest!

Staff bikes at Mottainai Cycles: fixie, mtb, road and single-speed – we ride it all!

Staff bikes at Mottainai Cycles: fixie, mtb, road and single-speed – we ride it all!

Another new arrival is this Moser frame and our new t-shirts!

Another new arrival is this Moser frame and our new t-shirts!

Here at Mottainai Cycles we have a passion for restoring vintage steel bicycles. We also offer custom builds, friendly and affordable services and repairs, sell parts and accessories as well as housing The Humble Vintage bike rental. 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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One Response to Mottainai Cycles April 2015 – Cycle Messenger World Champs, Classic Restorations, Beautiful Customs, Quality Services and T-shirts!

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