Custom built bikes Mottainai Cycles

Mottainai is gearing up for the peak riding seasons. We are ready to offer you the bike you have always been looking for, whether it is a custom build or a restoration or one of the many beautiful bikes we have already restored and are waiting patiently for their new owner to come in.

Life is like riding a bicycle; we have to go ahead before we know we are right. Our knowledge is very limited, and we walk mostly by faith. ~G.R. Dodson, 1908

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) or mottainaivintagebikes (at),
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051


Custom build, Brooks saddle and grips on bull-bars. Happy happy happy. Love this shot!
Dogarama ….. Mottainai is extremely dog friendly. Nice little whip of a build, sti, rx100 group.
Farleigh build with Shimano 600 groupset and Shimano Claris sti shifters. Rolls Ti saddle… yumbos
Same Farleigh build with it’s new owner, stoked
Europa build, bull-bars, Velocity rims, Shimano groupset etc
Lovely French Mercier build single speed conversion.
Sweet hardcore commuter build, Velocity rims, XT Derailleurs, San marco saddle, Avid brakes etc… tough as nails.
RSW Raleigh late 1960’s restoration. Coolness!
Peugeot Mixte in great nick came in for some lovin.