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Vintage Colnago steel gets a makeover

Mottainai Cycles gives a lovely old Colnago a new lease on life

Are you feeling blue? Take a couple of minutes out of your day and watch this delightful little film from Melbourne's Mottainai Cycles for a quick pick-me-up.

Posted back in 2015, The Art of Bicycle Restoration: Mottainai Cycles records the restoration of a lovely vintage steel Colnago. Interspersed with a bit of street art by the bike's new owner and set to a very catchy tune, this video is guaranteed to lift your spirits at least a little bit. Seriously, watch it. Thank us later.

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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