Mottainai Cycles wants to help you. Nov 2017 Melbourne the riding city.

When you think about it, there is really no downside to riding bikes, in many ways it is the future and reclaiming/recycling bicycles makes perfect sense.

We intend our shop to epitomize old-world charm, our workshop is open, so everyone can see how we work and can chat with the mechanics, we are happy to explain anything and everything about your bicycles. We also help to train mechanics. We believe intensely that good quality vintage bikes are wonderful both aesthetically and functionally and are still very relevant today. We believe in preserving and using beautiful vintage bikes by restoring our own collection for sale and also customers’ bikes that they bring in. We can also upgrade a vintage frame with contemporary parts as a “best of both worlds solution”.


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 5.30 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 four)66670316 or (zero)448884051







DSCF3239Dawes Mixte reynolds 531 tubing, perfect touring bicycle.

DSCF3241Unknown (probably Italian) lightweight frame built up with full Campagnolo groupset Sti shifters etc, pretty pimp bike!

DSCF3246Peugeot single speed conversion and a zippy Shogun

DSCF3251Guerciotti track frame, Columbus tubing, Campy cranks, hubs etc. super light.

DSCF3254Vintage Oakley sticker, Shimano 105/rx100 groupset

DSCF3257Peugeot singlespeed conversion

DSCF3260Classic restored 80’s Ladies stepthrough DeCarlo

DSCF3263Superlight Repco build, Shimano 105 groupset

DSCF3266Lawrencia single speed resto build.

DSCF3269Blurry arty pic, floating bike, single speed custom build

DSCF3271One of the regular characters that frequent Mottainai

DSCF3276Cool touring custom bike with canti brakes etc Shimano deore/105 groupset

DSCF3279Colnago Super late 70’s with Campy groupset Nuovo record, original paint


Lovely burnt orange Gitane (Gypsy women) French late 70’s all original restoration.


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