Mid Summer riding in Melbourne, Mottainai Cycles 2017.

There are whispers circulating that Melbourne is becoming one of the Steel bike meccas around the world, particularly vintage steel bikes, I guess we at Mottainai always had an inkling that this was the case but still it’s kinda cool for it to become universal common knowledge. I believe Melbourne in general has a vintage consciousness that evolved through both, Eco awareness and a focus on aesthetics. We are not necessarily bedazzled by the new and recognize that vintage objects often are far better quality and stylish than new things. This is why we (Mottainai Cycles) exist, thanks to this concept and you guys.

Sooooo, if you are tried of cheap shit Chinese bikes that become landfill after one season and you yearn for something created to be as good as it can be rather than a bike made only to make profit, then…… come and see us in Collingwood.

Mottainai Cycles is a bicycle workshop, we service and repair all bicycles and specialize in restoring and building vintage steel lugged bikes. We sell restored bikes and love to build custom bikes for you. We are closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.00 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.00. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the lane-way and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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Really rare Japanese bike restored with loads of stainless steel all through it, 1970’s, has the stickers on it from high school, great surprise present!

 

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051
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British Holland, entitled Suzanne, British lightweight built up with mainly Campagnolo gear. Lovely single speed, one of the best we have built gone to a good home.

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70’s Puch custom build, the brief was to create a sturdy bike that could carry long bits of timber etc as the owner is a furniture designer. Front rack is attached to the headtube so when the handlebars are turned the rack stays straight.

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&0’s Viscount made in England custom build single speed conversion. Shimano 105 cranks, Velocity deep rimes, very clean lines.

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Pink Blutcher Tange 3 built up with nice Japanese alloy parts, sweet mixte!

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Fully restored but original paint, Peugeot PR-10L very very nice piece of steel.

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Groovy AF single speed conversion Silverton Shimano 105 cranks NBS (No bull shit) Velocity rims etc

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Full restoration on this 1930’s Hartley, came out a treat. Full repaint and re-chrome. Pic doesn’t do it justice

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As we call them ….Pug or Peugeot restored, all original 1980’s Japanese alloy parts, new owner seems rather chuffed.

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French Meral (rare in OZ), Nevar cranks, Hurret mechs, Mavic rims etc. Nice finessed roadie.

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Another Pug (Peugeot) Stunning condition and colour-way, hitting the summer tar.

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One Response to Mid Summer riding in Melbourne, Mottainai Cycles 2017.

  1. steve says:

    hi there cam , its steve who had the rob special restored , im just looking for my photo on your website . let me know if any issue cheers 0422235341

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