The shadow of a hot February hovers as tyres merge into the pavements. Vintage bikes can be seen paraded through the streets with great pride.

Each bike we offer has been stripped apart and rebuilt with all worn out parts replaced with good quality substitutes, this process can take days and includes polishing of the paintwork and also each metal part. We respect each bike greatly and bring them back to their original glory except for a few scratches that we leave, not wanting to eradicate the history or story that each bike holds and that is totally unique to each bicycle. We also build up custom bikes and have a large selection of used quality parts for that special build. If you love old bikes then you will enjoy having a squizz at our collection. 41 Kerr St Fitzroy 0448884051 Mon-Fri 12-6pm and Sundays 10-5pm. Cheers

Gotta love Feb, it’s such a cruisey time to ride around. Mottainai vintage bicycles Fitzroy.

We have been written up in a Webazine:

Just so there is no confusion, we do not produce ‘cheap bikes’ at Mottainai Cycles ….. We love bicycles and spend our days bringing the bikes back into use, it is a labour intensive, act of passion. We respect the intrinsic nature of older bikes and actually thrive on working with them and in so doing, giving the bike another opportunity to bond with their human counterpart. We are inspired when a person comes in and falls in love with one of our bikes, this is why we keep going and really enjoy the process from start to finish. Oh, the pics depicting a seat and some tube thingy is a cool recycled device, shown to me by Henrik (little Jimmy) who works with us, it is a saddle lock to prevent precious saddles from being stolen. It’s basically a recycled bike chain joined under a recycled 700c tire tube which encases the chain. Niffty eh?

41 Kerr St Mon-Fri 12-6pm and on Sundays 10am-5.30pm with the Rose St artist market in Fitzroy. Call me on 0448884051 Cheers