Mottainai Vintage restored Vintage Bikes Janurary 2014

Our new Mottainai Logo created by Daisy our resident Tattoo artist.
Our new Mottainai Logo created by Daisy our resident Tattoo artist.

Looks like the bizarre Melbourne weather fluctuations have stabilized somewhat, enough to allow even fair weather cyclists a go. Anyways more about us, we are having a bit of a clearance sale of restored vintage bikes as we have to move soonishly, don’t worry though, we are looking at a few options very close to our current abode in Fitzroy. However it’s always good to try and clear a little stock before a move as to allow space for some cool new bikes.                                                                                                                                 Mottainai Cycles for those that have not visited us is a bike shop that specializes in restoring very good quality vintage bikes, we sell bikes, we build custom bikes and we also restore your bikes as well as servicing all bikes even on occasions a moped or a vintage lawn mower etc, haha I’m sure you get the picture, we love good quality vintage bikes and stuff, we denounce Chinese made bicycles produced only for profit as we all love bikes and cycling at Mottainai and feel cheap mass produced Chinese bikes add no value to the wonderful experience of cycling. We are open everyday from 10.30 to 6.30pm at 50 Rose Street or 41 Kerr St (same building). Come in and check out our beautiful bikes or bring in your beautiful bikes for a spruce-up. Cheers and safe riding.  Click on any pic for more detail!!!

Part of the Mottainai crew outside the shop on a summers eve watching Tomosan
Part of the Mottainai crew outside the shop on a summers eve watching Tomosan
And a fixed wheel conversion, a Repco Monaco upgraded on every level to make a good little urban whip.
And a fixed wheel conversion, a Repco Monaco upgraded on every level to make a good little urban whip.
The green Apollo, blinged up to the nines. Steady commuter with panache.
The green Apollo, blinged up to the nines. Steady commuter with panache.
Ohhhh the stunning Abeni, built as a custom ride, single speed conversion with Sturmey Archer hubs, Sugino cranks etc. A wow ride again gone to a lovely customer with pretty rad taste.
Ohhhh the stunning Abeni, built as a custom ride, single speed conversion with Sturmey Archer hubs, Sugino cranks etc. A wow ride again gone to a lovely customer with pretty rad taste.
One of the most smooth and comfy bikes any of us has ever ridden, a 1940/early 50's German bicycle brand name Phaenomen, gone to a very discerning customer.
One of the most smooth and comfy bikes any of us has ever ridden, a 1940/early 50’s German bicycle brand name Phaenomen, gone to a very discerning customer.
Another nice build a customer brought in for us to finish.
Another nice build a customer brought in for us to finish.
Single speed conversion done to a beautiful Rossin, the owner choose all the parts wisely, note the Phil hubs etc.
Single speed conversion done to a beautiful Rossin, the owner choose all the parts wisely, note the Phil hubs etc.
The ritual of installing the hanging bike at 50 Rose Street Mottainai
The ritual of installing the hanging bike at 50 Rose Street Mottainai
Nico hanging out a new sign from the roof at 50 Rose Street.
Nico hanging out a new sign from the roof at 50 Rose Street.
The newly finished Bates 1940's track bike at the Brunswick velodrome for a test, pic and build by Alex at Mottainai
The newly finished Bates 1940’s track bike at the Brunswick velodrome for a test, pic and build by Alex at Mottainai

vintage bikes Melbourne “Mottainai Vintage Bicycles Fitzroy”. Classic fun.

41 Kerr St Fitzroy Melbourne 0448884051 We are open most days according to the weather 🙂   If you would like a beautifully restored vintage bike then come in to meet us and chat about our bikes. The pics in this blog are of bikes that we have restored and they have now left the nest so to speak, however we have a large selection of bikes available and also build custom bikes for you. Cheerio!!!

Restored Vintage Bicycles in Fitzroy Melbourne, Mottainai Cycles.

We are open most days unless the weather is really horrible as we prefer to work outside. As part of the restoration process, all our bikes are completely striped of all parts, the parts are cleaned and replaced (if worn out) and then the bicycle is rebuilt using original and good quality replacement parts. We genuinely love our bikes at Mottainai and therefore want them to be as beautiful and mechanically solid/sound as possible. If we don’t have a restored bike ready in the racks that suits you, we can build you a custom bike that will suit your size and also visual specifications. We really dig custom builds. Come and see us at 41 Kerr St Fitzroy (down the laneway), 0448884051

Bicycle repairs and service, Mottainai Cycles rebuilds custom restoration.

Our new pop-up shop is going great guns, especially for servicing the commuters on Napier St. All are welcome to cruise in to see the vintage bikes we have for sale or to get your bike a once over or even just for a chat. We are on the corner of Napier and Johnston Streets in Fitzroy. Call Emile on 0478821208

Fitzroy bike service repairs

We also do bicycle repairs and servicing at Mottainai Cycles at 41 Kerr St Fitzroy, our prices are very affordable and we usually offer same same service, i.e if you drop off your bike early we can finish it the same day depending on the work involved. Come in from 11am-5.50pm Mon-Fri or on Sundays. Cheers 0448884051

vintage bikes Melbourne, get your vintage coolness and recycle a beautiful bicycle with us.

The above bike is a two-star Malverstar full restoration that was recently completed for a wonderful guy, he seems pretty chuffed with it 🙂

The above bicycle is a BSA that was recently purchased by this sweet lady, she took one look at it and totally fell in love, she said she even dreamed about it. I love these stories.

This purple Hallmark is actually my next door neighbors newly restored steed, he came to show me on it’s maiden voyage. Wonderful job!!!

The above Cecil Walker was a full restoration that is now available, The leather work was completed by the magnificent Ella, you can commission her through our shop to do any bicycle leather work including grips, shoulder hangers, bar dressings …. in fact you name it, she does it and her work is next to none (excellent!!!).

Love the pose, he was a cool dude!!

Anyone looking for a groovy vintage bike or even a service pop in to out shop at 41 Kerr Street Fitzroy, just off Brunswick St. Mon=Fri 12-6pm and all day Sundays. Cheers    0448884051   RIDE-ON!

As Summer flexes her muscles, wheels keep turning. Vintage bikes Fitzroy Melbourne.

Love bikes, love old bikes ……….Join us at 41 Kerr St and check out our selection of rad vintage bikes, we do a comprehensive service on each bike including reconstructing each one and restoring them with replacement parts trying to ‘recycle’, as much as possible. We care for and respect our bikes and are sure you will find a gem in our shed. 0448884051 Mon-Fri and on Sundays with the Rose St Artist market in Fitzroy. Cheerio and happy riding.