Mottainai Cycles May 2015 – Vintage Bicycle Restorations, Sales, Service, Repair and Hire

 As we enter the colder seasons, riding seems to take on a different kind of pleasure, a more introverted journey, beauty and pleasure become more about the juxtaposition of warmth to cold, the body warm under clothing and our legs pumping warmth into us as our faces feel the thrill of the chill sliding against our cheeks and ears. The colours around us more muted and subtle but seemingly mysterious as if hiding something from us. We tend not to meander but have a set purpose and sometimes it feels like we are the only ones riding through this city. We love riding through Winter’s solemn embrace.
Reynolds 531 Gazelle built with Shimano 600 Ultegra groupset. Featuring Melbourne's skyline – nice pic, Dan (and sweet build too!)

Reynolds 531 Gazelle built with Shimano 600 Ultegra groupset. Featuring Melbourne’s skyline – nice pic, Dan (and sweet build too!)

Reynolds 531, England's finest tubing!

Reynolds 531, England’s finest tubing!

One happy customer!

One happy customer!

Beautiful 'Lardner Bros' custom build. This one's a true gem.

Beautiful ‘Lardner Bros’ custom build. This one’s a true gem.

Apollo V resto – this one has Kuwahara quadruple butted cro-mo tubing. Not something you see every day!

Apollo V resto – this one has Kuwahara quadruple butted cro-mo tubing. Not something you see every day!

Mottainai Cycles hub shiner, a must have accessory if we do say so ourselves!

Mottainai Cycles hub shiner, a must have accessory if we do say so ourselves!

Quadruple butted!

Quadruple butted!

Another classic single-speed conversion. Happy riding, bro!

Another classic single-speed conversion. Happy riding, bro!

We are basically all about beautiful bikes….. we love good quality hand built bikes that were crafted out of passion, we sell and build custom bikes out of high quality vintage steel frames. We can build bikes with original vintage parts or use contemporary groupsets/parts depending on your needs and desires. We also specialize in restoring vintage bikes … there are many options that we can accommodate, we always tell our customers to come in with your ideas or your bike and we can give you some options to choose from and a budget to work in.  We believe cycling is one of the most wonderful activities in this crazy world of ours and we want to add value by making sure people are riding bikes that they love.
We have a shop that is full of truly amazing bicycles, you are very welcome to just come in to take a look or have a chat. Our workshop is very friendly. We also service and repair all manner of bicycles and offer a 24 hour turn around for a service (depending on replacement parts availability).
Also, don’t forget the Melburn Roobaix on the 28th of June and the Noosa Strade Bianche on the 8th – 9th of August. We’ve got the perfect bikes for these events so come check us out if you need a new whip to ride in style!
Mottainai Cycles is located at 23 rear Johnston St Collingwood 3066, not far from Smith St Fitzroy. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-6.30pm & Sat/Sun 10.30am-6.30pm.
We also hire bicycles for those that don’t have a bike in Melbourne.
Contact: catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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