Founded in 2009, Papillionaire Bicycles is an Australian owned and operated company.
The aim of Papillionaire is to integrate bike-riding seamlessly into your everyday life. Whether you’re in jeans, a dress, a suit or flip-flops, riding a Papillionaire vintage bike is easy, clean and fun. Papillionaire have worked tirelessly to create beautiful vintage bikes bikes that are not only chic and modern, but built to last a lifetime, bringing classic European design to the streets of Australia.
The Papillionaire Remi is an artful blend of retro aesthetics, vintage racer style and modern practicality, making it ideal for the weekend slog or commute to and from work. With accents such as contrasting dips, leather bar tape and riveted leather saddle, Remi makes for a classic and comfortable ride. This bicycle has all the elegant geometry and components of a traditional road bike: the stylish curvature of drop bars and a lugged CRMO diamond frame. The Remi’s dual-pull, Diacompe brake levers, allow for a range of different riding postures. A 16-speed Shimano Claris system and dual thumb shifters on its quill stem give this Papillionaire a wide range of easily adjustable gears. The Remi has all the functionality of a road bike whilst maintaining the charm of a Papillionaire vintage bike design.
The Papillionaire Cafe Racer has been designed with two things in mind – Speed & Comfort. While maintaining the timeless aesthetic of our Classic model, its components have been specially customized to allow for a more powerful riding experience. The Cafe Racer is equipped with inverted riser bars, lighter tyres and a customized gear ratio. True to its name, the Cafe Racer is the perfect companion for a fast-paced urban lifestyle with lashings of vintage bike flair.
With a lower top tube than the Classic frame and a slightly more raised top tube than the Sommer, the Mixte is the perfect combination of a men’s and women’s frame in a stylish vintage bike. This ingenious design retains the easy mounting and dismounting of a step through frame whilst maintaining a super strong frame & slightly elevated handlebars for upright riding.
The Mosey is a fashionable take on the modern beach cruiser: a comfortably crafted vintage bicycle that will glide over potholes and boardwalks. The Mosey’s arched top tube gives the frame a softer geometry in place of the hard lines of sportier style bikes. It’s mid-riser handlebars and easy-to-use internal gearing make for a simple and relaxing ride. Thick Kenda Kwest tires will smooth out your journey on paths of all varieties. The Mosey is the perfect fashion vintage bike for the leisure rider.
Traverse the city streets in style on this super stylish vintage ladies bike. Design that finds harmony of form and function, the Papillionaire Sommer is a smooth, easy-riding experience. With an upright sitting positioning and swooping step-through frame, the Sommer draws on both modern and classic design.