21st of August, a beautiful day for a ride and a market trip.

We will be open from 11am-4.30 today at the Rose Street Artist Market in Fitzroy, off Brunswick Street, located at the rear of the market, well you can’t miss us really, we are the ones surrounded by lots of cool old vintage bikes, many serviced and ready to ride away into this gorgeous sunny Spring day.

A selection of images that caught my eye from the info matrix, vintage bicycles, riders and some cool antique bike posters.

Mottainai vintage recycled bicycles.


Contact 0448884051      catrethowan@yahoo.com

Sunday, Rose Street Artist Market, Fitzroy.

Fitzroy Rose St Artist Market and Mottainai vintage bikes :) Like two peas in a pod.

A veritable kaleidoscope of happy snaps taken around Fitzroy this past week. Many of which, were captured at our new joint just behind Fitzroy Rose Street Artist Market, we are off Kerr St and everyone is welcome to have a look, just make an appointment first to make sure we are there. Alternatively, check us out during the market usually on Sunday but also some Saturdays. Contact 0448884051

Mottainai Cycles has a new home, 41 Kerr Street, Fitzroy. :)

We are currently fixing an old shed behind the Rose St market in Fitzroy, some of the pics were taken inside and out the front, this a work in progress but it’s great to get a specific place to work on our bikes. Also Glen Mason from Backstand bikes and myself have joined forces, Glen is a magnificent bike mechanic and an all-around nice guy who is very keen to recycle/reincarnate as many vintage bikes as possible. When Glen does a service he usually spends the most part of an entire day on each bike and is meticulous, ensuring each bike is as close to perfect as is possible. So we now also service vintage bikes:) It has been amazing riding weather these last few days as a hint of the oncoming spring has peeked through the cold blanket of Melbourne’s winter, warming our riding hearts.

Contact: 0448884051   catrethowan@yahoo.com   Fitzroy  Melbourne Vintage Bicycles.