Melbourne vintage steel bicycles Mottainai Cycles Collingwood

Life is way too short to ride shit bikes! Ride with style……

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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1950’s frame Hartley built up with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback rear hub, Brooks saddle….. gorgeous Irish Setter

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Rossin build, campy blingness

Mottainai CyclesLovely Lawrencia originally hand-painted by Ken Dickie, Campagnolo groupset with supermighty cranks.

Mottainai CyclesLittle Peugeot 24″ restoration, missing chain guard unfortunately.

Mottinai CyclesVery minty Cecil Walker restoration. Campy groupset

Mottainai CyclesCool custom bulid, Malvern Star 1960’s built up with cool parts, 2 speed Sturmey Archer  kickback hub.

Mottainai CyclesDesign classic, french Mixte 10speed

Mottainai CyclesBest of both worlds, classic steel frame with contemporary Campagnolo 11 speed groupset, STI brifters.

Mottainai CyclesClassic urban single speed build

Mottainai CyclesCustom Healing 1950’s frame built with Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub and nice alloy parts, great ride.

Mottainai CyclesRob Special 1940’s gorgeous path racer, original paint work brought back to life and preserved, loved this resto.

Mottainai CyclesMalvern Star 12 speed restored being ridden off with a delighted new owner.

Mottainai CyclesBridgestone, Japanese frame with Shimano 105 groupset, Ambrosio rims. Mottainai CyclesRaleigh 12 speed, good looking whip.

Custom built bicycles, vintage bikes and restorations…. Mottainai Cycles Collingwood Melbourne

You guessed it, a Peugeot single speed conversion in accumulate condition
You guessed it, a Peugeot single speed conversion in immaculate condition


A very rare Peroni build, not many of these Italian rides getting around
A very rare Peroni build, not many of these Italian rides getting around
Very pretty Cecil Walker build
Very pretty Cecil Walker build
Supreme headquarters of bike loveliness
Supreme headquarters of bike loveliness
Record custom build, yamaguchi frame
Record custom build, yamaguchi frame
Clean metal frame clear coated custom build
Clean metal frame clear coated custom build
Another Peugeot single speed conversion urban style
Another Peugeot fixed wheel conversion urban style
Beautifully built up Montagner
Beautifully built up Montagner
Nicely polished 600 Shimano cranks wearing a bespokechainrings necklace
Nicely polished 600 Shimano cranks wearing a bespokechainrings necklace
His and Hers Gracecross steeds
His and Hers Gracecross steeds
Very nice Guerciotti single speed conversion
Very nice Guerciotti single speed conversion
Peugeot single speed conversion
Peugeot single speed conversion

                                                                                                                                                             CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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 now closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.30 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the laneway and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051

Vintage bikes, classic bicycles and repair/restorations at Mottainai Fitzroy Melbourne

2012_0421AH 2012_0424AA 2012_0425AC 2012_0425AI 2012_0427AA 2012_0428AC 2012_0428AH 2012_0430AA 2012_0502AS 2012_0502AT                                                                                                          All the bikes in the above pics were restored by the Mottainai crew in the last few weeks, we have vintage bikes for sale but we also restore your bikes and get them back on the roads where they belong. We of course service all bicycles at our workshop (even started to service old lawn mowers as seen in pic above) but we specialize in older style ones, as many bikes shops these days don’t want to know about them and can even be a little condescending when brought in to some shops so I’ve been told. Anyways, we adore them. We also accept donation bikes if you wish to offload some bikes that you no longer have space for, we are totally into recycling bikes and parts. Please feel welcome to drop by for a chat about bikes, our place can be considered slightly eccentric compared to most bike shops as sales is not our first priority, bikes take the focus. ….. Nearly forgot, we also build many custom bikes according to particular specifications and budgets, this is a very enjoyable process both for us but also for you as you become part of the procedure and are able to choose everything from the frame to what kind of parts you desire according to your style of riding. We are open every day including weekends from 10.30-7pm  0448884051  Thanks  🙂 41 Kerr Street Fitzroy Melb.

Beautiful bikes are old …. Lovers of vintage bikes unite!!!

Recycle a used vintage bike, think twice before buying a new bike that is made in China, the quality of a cheap Chinese bike is inferior in all ways, they become land-fill very quickly. The rider rarely makes a real lasting connection with these types of bikes. We at Mottainai Cycles have bikes from the 80’s and earlier, when they were made in Japan or Australia and Europe. These bikes really stand the test of time and are not only original and damn cool looking but were actually made well with quality in mind rather than just $$$ maximum profit from the cheapest production costs. So support recycling literally and just give it a thought before choosing that cheap shiny bike made in China. Steps down from the soap box …………

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On the road again …… just can’t wait to get on the road again…. vintage-ness supremo Mottainai cycles Fitzroy Melbourne.

 

Come see us for your vintage bicycle needs.

41 Kerr St Fitzroy Mon-Fri by appointment or Sundays from 10m-5pm with the Rose St market in Fitzroy. 0448884051 Cheers and safe riding.

Vintage bikes Melbourne, some romantic snaps of seekers finding their trusty wheelie friends at Mottainai Cycles, Fitzroy.

Some of the shots also depict random cyclists around Fitzroy getting their ‘vintage cool on’. And you can’t stop me sneaking in the occasional dog piccy, these are some of the dogs we take care of and we love them to pieces. Ahhhhhhh vintage bikes and dogs ……. It’s the simple things:)

Mottainai Cycles will be at Melbourne Central Level 1 from Wednesday 20th-31st July for the State of Design Festival, come and check out some of our bikes. Cheers

Vintage bikes in Australia, Melbourne.

The pictures taken outside the off-white cottage are bikes sold to their new owners from Mottainai Cycles in Fitzroy (0448884051). The remaining shots were taken around the Fitzroy/Collingwood areas recently.