Silly season, bicycle mania in Melbourne 2016 Dec

If you love beautiful bikes then you will adore our shop. We have created an oasis of aesthetic velo delights. We believe a bike should be an equal balance of form and function. We delight in being able to build our creations and to collaborate with our customers building custom bikes. Below are pictures of customers picking up their new rides.

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


Lovely customer now mobile on her Repco de-ville, 10speed
Full restoration on this Malvern Star Moscow, bunch of mates got together to return a childhood bike to it’s owner fully restored as a surprise.
Another restoration maintaining original paintwork etc. Bike is Porshe early 80’s.
Single speed conversion build 1970’s Madison, pin-stripped.
Cool young chap wanted a vintage bike with just the right patina, this Raleigh caught his eye, 3 speed Sturmey Archer reconditioned.
One of our sweetest frames, 1960’s Bates hand painted, absolutely stunning, custom build…. Sturmey Archer recondition 3 speed rear hub, Hplusons b14 rims, Shimano arabesque 600 cranks etc etc….
Detail from the Bates custom build, Shimano 600 Arabesque cranks, Sugino drilled Chainring
Gorgeous Peugeot Mixte custom build, all upgraded LX derailleurs, Shimano crankset, original Normandy hubs, stem shifters.
Our favorite touring bike custom build to date. Dawes 531 reynolds touring frame, Sakae triple crank set, tx733 Araya hybrid rims, mavic hubs, touring bars, LX Shimano canti brakes……. Ready for the long haul
Classic 80’s Ladies Step-through bicycle has found a new home with her delighted new owner.