Melbourne steel lugged bike oasis .. Mottainai Cycles: bike restoration, custom builds, repairs/service and vintage bike sales

Welcome to our world of beautiful bikes. Melbourne is the capital of cool aesthetics, of vintage style and culture, we embrace bespoke quality and objects being created out of love rather than just for profit. We enjoy bringing special bikes back to life and offer a custom service that is lacking in other bike shops or online. We believe that riding a bike is one of the most delightful acts we can do, it has such positive effects. Mottainai offers an alternative to buying a new bike pumped out of Chinese factories with no regard for the environment nor passion for cycling.

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 now closed on Tuesdays. We are open Monday, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 8.30 to 6.30 and open weekends Sat and Sundays from 10.30 to 6.30. Find us at 23 rear Johnston Street Collingwood, down the lane-way and opposite Jim’s Greek Tavern.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051

Get some Spring in your wheels. Mottainai vintage bikes Sept 2015

Rad Ladies step-through all restored and in the loving embrace of a new owner.
Ladies step-through all restored and in the loving embrace of a new owner.
Ol' Eddy M been built up, cool arse colours.
good Ol’ Eddy  been built up…. cool arse colourway.
Feels a bit posh using Campy tools on Campy parts.
Feels a bit posh using Campy tools on Campy parts.
Our beloved postie bike finally finds the right home.
Our beloved postie bike finally finds the right home.
mottainai cycles vintage bicycles restoration custom builds service repairs
mottainai cycles vintage bicycles restoration custom builds service repairs
mottainai cycles vintage bicycles restoration custom builds service repairs
Beautiful 1980’s Gemini randonneur bike
Delightful original Raleigh grand prix back on the roads of old Melbourne town.
Delightful original Raleigh grand prix back on the roads of old Melbourne town.
Michael and Chris..... Mic did these ripper street murals in our laneway, thanks dude we love them. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Micha%C3%ABl-Husser-Graphic-Illustration/151695661523553?fref=ts
Michael and Chris….. Mic did these ripper street murals in our laneway, thanks dude we love them. facebook page: Husser-Graphic-Illustration
An elegant Puch all gussied-up and hitting the hard streets of Melbourne.
An elegant Puch all gussied-up and hitting the hard streets of Melbourne
A delightful late 1970's Centurion with a Shimano Arabesque group, all original and restored.
A delightful late 1970’s Centurion with a Shimano Arabesque group, all original and restored.
A ripper of a bike. 80's Ken Evans frame with a contemporary Shimano 105 group set with Araya rims... humdinger
A ripper of a bike. 80’s Ken Evans frame with a contemporary Shimano 105 group set with Araya rims… humdinger

The most eagerly awaited Spring for many a long year… A perpetual sigh can be heard on the streets of Melbourne if one listens hard enough. Spring is time for a new bike or to get your existing bike serviced. We are pumped to build new custom bikes for y’all so come in to see what we have. We have a veritable treasure trove of exquisite frames and bikes to customize to your specifications. Our love and passion is building bikes so come in and keep us happily building. Also,  we gladly accept good quality steel bikes as donations if you have old bikes cluttering up your place. Be rest assured they will be treasured, brought back to life and placed in a loving new relationship. Drop off anytime to our shop in Collingwood Melbourne.

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.

Contact:    mail:    catrethowan (at) yahoo.com or mottainaivintagebikes (at) gmail.com,
PH: (zero)466670316 or (zero)448884051