Mottainai Cycles offers great hire bikes…. we service and repair all bikes and specialize in vintage bike projects. We must be the most hidden bike shop in Aust (taking hole in the wall to new heights), but it suits our eccentric nature and most people seem to appreciate our unique state of existence. Mottainai is an ancient Japanese word describing the awareness of not wasting the earth’s precious materials and respecting the intrinsic value of objects/materials born from our natural environment. We are the only bike shop in Aust that focuses on vintage bicycles, we don’t sell new bikes, we don’t support the mass production of bicycles created only for profits. Mottainai loves bespoke bicycle products and enjoys restoring good quality bikes made out of the love for cycling. Our team restores bikes and parts to original specifications or we use vintage or good quality contemporary parts to build custom bikes to suit out customers needs. Mottainai takes great pride in our work. If you haven’t already pop in and check out our shop in Collingwood….. 23 rear Johnston St ….. down the cobblestoned lane-way, opposite the iconic Jim’s Greek Tavern. Shop hours: weekdays 8.30-6.30 weekends 10.30-6.30 sometimes closed on Tuedays.
A bunch of vintage discoveries at Mottainai vintage bicycles, the above piccies document some of our bikes that have left the nest this week. We have a great selection of vintage bikes at the moment and we are only open until Christmas so you had better pop over pretty quick before we close for several weeks over Dec/Jan. Same location at 41 Kerr St down the little lane off Kerr in Fitzroy Melbourne. We do everything from selling vintage bikes to servicing any bikes and we also do custom builds, including wheels etc, we also have some very cool old parts to compliment your steed. Ok, cheers for now. Ph: 0448884051 firstname.lastname@example.org
At Mottainai bikes we restore neglected vintage bikes, two of the above pics demostrate a before and after wheel rim, one all rusty and the next pic all shiny and ready to lace up to another hub. We use lemon juice firstly and then metal polish to make the metal sparkle. In the other pics we have some proud new owners and their new rides and also a pic of a lovely Lady we met on Smith St and her beloved Gazelle (Dutchie). If your a vintage bicycle lover you are welcome to pop in to our shed at 41 Kerr St Mon-Fri and also on Sundays together with the Rose Street Artist Market. You can contact me via text or call on 0448884051.
Oh, don’t forget ‘tiny Glen, the gentle mechanic’, services all kinds of bikes Mon=Fri.