Mottainai Cycles wants to help you. Nov 2017 Melbourne the riding city.

When you think about it, there is really no downside to riding bikes, in many ways it is the future and reclaiming/recycling bicycles makes perfect sense.

We intend our shop to epitomize old-world charm, our workshop is open, so everyone can see how we work and can chat with the mechanics, we are happy to explain anything and everything about your bicycles. We also help to train mechanics. We believe intensely that good quality vintage bikes are wonderful both aesthetically and functionally and are still very relevant today. We believe in preserving and using beautiful vintage bikes by restoring our own collection for sale and also customers’ bikes that they bring in. We can also upgrade a vintage frame with contemporary parts as a “best of both worlds solution”.

 

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 5.30 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 four)66670316 or (zero)448884051

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSCF3239Dawes Mixte reynolds 531 tubing, perfect touring bicycle.

DSCF3241Unknown (probably Italian) lightweight frame built up with full Campagnolo groupset Sti shifters etc, pretty pimp bike!

DSCF3246Peugeot single speed conversion and a zippy Shogun

DSCF3251Guerciotti track frame, Columbus tubing, Campy cranks, hubs etc. super light.

DSCF3254Vintage Oakley sticker, Shimano 105/rx100 groupset

DSCF3257Peugeot singlespeed conversion

DSCF3260Classic restored 80’s Ladies stepthrough DeCarlo

DSCF3263Superlight Repco build, Shimano 105 groupset

DSCF3266Lawrencia single speed resto build.

DSCF3269Blurry arty pic, floating bike, single speed custom build

DSCF3271One of the regular characters that frequent Mottainai

DSCF3276Cool touring custom bike with canti brakes etc Shimano deore/105 groupset

DSCF3279Colnago Super late 70’s with Campy groupset Nuovo record, original paint

DSCF3282

Lovely burnt orange Gitane (Gypsy women) French late 70’s all original restoration.

 

If you like our blog site please donate bitcoin, using above address or QR Code below, much appreciated…23432951_10155024645273461_239600132_o

 

 

Spring time, riding in style! Mottainai Cycles 2017

Life is way too short to ride shit bikes! Ride with style…… 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. Mottainai offers an alternative to buying a new bike pumped out of Chinese factories with no regard for the environment nor passion for cycling.

We intend our shop to epitomize old-world charm, our workshop is open, so everyone can see how we work and can chat with the mechanics, we are happy to explain anything and everything about your bicycles. We also help to train mechanics. We believe intensely that good quality vintage bikes are wonderful both aesthetically and functionally and are still very relevant today. We believe in preserving and using beautiful vintage bikes by restoring our own collection for sale and also customers’ bikes that they bring in. We can also upgrade a vintage frame with contemporary parts as a “best of both worlds solution”.

 

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 5.30 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)481254643 or (zero)448884051

 

DSCF3233
French Vichard frame, Columbus Tubing with Shimano 105 groupset sti shifters, Nito stem, very light.
DSCF3227
Lovely Wheeler frame with RX100 Shimano group sti etc.
DSCF3234
Pretty sweet nude, bare metal clear coat race frame, Sturmey Archer 3 spd rear hub shifting, bull horns, Velocity rims, Sugino cranks, Schwalbe tires
DSCF3224
1950’s Cecil Walker frame, custom build, coaster rear brake, Shimano 105 cranks, very stylish whip.
DSCF3228
Gazelle frame, Full Shimano 105 group, Velocity rims. It’s alive!
DSCF3202
Malvern Star restoration, full ground-up resto keeping the original paintwork with a clearcoat over it. Amazing 5spd Sturmey stick-shift. Happy childhood memories rekindled.
DSCF3198
Gazelle custom-build, Sugino cranks, arx mechs, bar shifters.

33iLuCQBXhi8kkgDE5u1MaSNZNhKk742ot
If you like our blog site please donate bitcoin, using above address or QR Code below, much appreciated…

bitcoin blog

Sunny Winter in Melbourne, Tour de France, Mottainai Cycles July.

The Tour de France is upon us again, inspiring us mere mortals to shrug off the cold and stay steadfast cycling through this winter. Already half way through….. On another tangent: if you don’t love and adore your bike, if it isn’t beautiful, then head into Mottainai Cycles to change your reality. We have a shop full of elegant bikes that embody both form and function. Don’t waste your precious time on a piece of crap, built with no heart.

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 5.30 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
DSCF3161
A lovely Russian couple from St. Petersburg dig vintage bikes
DSCF3167
Cute Japanese couple picked up two very cool bikes, a Bridgestone 5 speed and a custom Malvern Star 2 speed kickback Sturmey.
DSCF3169
Another cute bike, a 70’s Raleigh 24″
DSCF3174
Nice Hallmark 10 speed build.
DSCF3189
24″ BMX cruiser Kuwahara, wicked cool bike.
DSCF3191
Repco 80’s road bike 10 speed.
DSCF3194
Green Peugeot Mixte 80’s custom singlespeed build.
DSCF3197
2 Star Malvern Star restoration, BSA cranks, sweet frame, notice the derailleur hanger.
DSCF3140
1920/30’s Gazelle 3 speed Sturmey
DSCF3186
Full restoration of this customers childhood bike.
DSCF3142
Bates build with era correct French parts, Simplex, Stronglight etc
DSCF3151
Gorgeous Gazelle, huge frame, massive guy!
DSCF3155
Custom build, concept was colourful 80’s commuter.

 

33iLuCQBXhi8kkgDE5u1MaSNZNhKk742ot
If you like our blog site please donate bitcoin, using above address or QR Code below, much appreciated…bitcoin blog.jpg