Ride with style…… I believe Melbourne in general has a vintage consciousness that evolved through both, Eco awareness and a focus on aesthetics. We are not necessarily bedazzled by the new and recognize that vintage objects often are far better quality and stylish than new things. Mottainai offers an alternative to buying a new bike pumped out of Chinese factories with no regard for the environment nor passion for cycling. 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.
Vintage Steel Bikes - Why The Real Deal Remains So Loved
I took the opportunity of a mid afternoon lull in the storm to head out for some easy KMs on my Look. About half way up the first hill leading out of the village, my chain made some weird noises like my indexing was off, which was also the case and promptly snapped. I could have simply coasted home, but I took out my trusty Park IB3 multi tool which has a chain breaker on it, and set to work reattaching the loose plates. Eventually the sun came out and I started to enjoy myself bar my freezing wet feet , until after turning towards home the same thing happened to my chain. More violent this time, it fell away and was left lying in the road like a roadkill snake. The pin from the offending link was now missing, so I was left with no option but to take a pair of links out and make the chain a little shorter.
A Trailer Project Wow - it's been a while. Sorry about that, folks. Not that this comes close to explaining the long gap in posts, but I recently picked up a bike-related project that readers might find reasonably interesting: When my kids were small, I had a pretty nice Burley trailer that we got a lot of enjoyment from.
All photographs are my copyright and are not to be reproduced without my express permission. Photographs of cycling clubs are relatively common, although the further back in time you go, the rarer they become. The two photographs below are exceptional, and even more so because of the fact that one of them contains a specific bicycle that can be identified, and is still in existence today! The meeting they depict is a very significant one in the early history of cycling. The date of the first meeting was set for August Bank Holiday in Harrogate, the thriving spa town in North Yorkshire.