We will be open from 11am-4.30 today at the Rose Street Artist Market in Fitzroy, off Brunswick Street, located at the rear of the market, well you can’t miss us really, we are the ones surrounded by lots of cool old vintage bikes, many serviced and ready to ride away into this gorgeous sunny Spring day.
Mottainai recycled bikes set up a little stall at the Fitzroy Market on the weekend (Sat), the market is held on the first Saturday of each Month. It was a great day, even sunny and the bikes looked pretty cool juxtaposed with all the groovy vintage retro clothes for sale. Some of the other pics capture Melbournites visiting Mottainai bikes and finding a used bike to love. Oh and one pic is just a shot from a fashion shoot, just slipped it in as a filler haha!
Once again any enquiries regarding bikes can be made to this no. (0448884051) or mail: email@example.com. Cheerio and stay warm by riding.
It’s time to respect the style and craftsmanship of old bikes, there is no reason why we have to keep buying new bikes and discarding our used ones. Most new ones are mass produced in China which just fuels the blind monster of consumerism, these new ones just don’t last the distance and are not made to endure. Alternatively, the old stuff reeks of retro coolness and are embedded with the traces of the past, every scratch a story. Why are we so obsessed with the ‘new’ the perfect paint job etc? A vintage bike with the original paint, faded with scratches compels me to imagine it’s history and at the same time enjoy the design and craftsmanship.
The first three pics are chosen from the net as examples of the wonderful aesthetic of people with their vintage bikes. The other shots were taken around Melbourne, illustrating the growing pattern of folks out on their old used bikes going about their business. And the remaining ones are of some nice locals who bought a few bikes from Mottainai cycles. 🙂 0448884051
Contact me on 0448884051 Fitzroy to check out some vintage bicycles.
Bike lovers abound, meandering through the mornings warm possibilities. Vintage bikes Melbourne.