Blogdowntown Weekly to distribute paper with Flying Pigeon LA’s Nihola Family Cargo

Eric Richardson of the blogdowntown came up with the idea to deliver his new weekly paper, “blogdowntown Weekly”, via bicycle. Through a Facebook image post by a mutual friend, Stephen Box, the Flying Pigeon LA crew contacted Eric and gears were put in motion to have this new paper distributed around Downtown Los Angeles using two Nihola Family Cargo tricycles.

The Nihola Family Cargo tricycle is a Danish invention (or rather refined version of earlier cargo trikes) that is intended to be used as a baby, grocery, pet, etc. transport solution for people living in a dense urban area. It’s fun to ride, very stable at low speed (critical when riding a bike with babies in the front through a farmers market), and it looks very sleek.

The bikes are available exclusively through Flying Pigeon LA, a bike shop based in North East Los Angeles (just outside of Downtown LA). They range in price from $3,199 for a 5-speed version to $3,399 for a 7-speed version. Each bike some complete with a carriage cover, a bench for the little ones, seat belts, and a seat cushion for the bench. It is very common for an additional rear rack or child carrier to be added onto the rear of the bike, and we carry some of the best of both at the shop.

Flying Pigeon LA is a specialty bike retailer located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065. Our phone number is 213-909-8986 but you’re better off trying to contact us at info@flyingpigeon-la.com

We stock Flying Pigeon bicycles (of course), our “Deluxe” line of Flying Pigeons, Batavus, Gazelle, Pashley, Biomega, Achielle, Torker, Velorbis, and Nihola Family bikes. Our accessories include the Bobike Mini/Maxi/Junior line, Design House Stockholm baskets, Pocampo Bags, Basil bags & baskets, various rear wheel locks from AXA & Abus, a select line of tires from Schwalbe, saddles and other goodies from Velo Orange and Brooks and loads of other good stuff.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted August 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Hipster, hipster, hipster. Who could afford this bike in the 90031?

  2. Posted August 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    You bring up a good point Lincoln park troll, these bikes are not “cheap”. If you can build a cargo tricycle of this quality for less cost, please do, because Iwill be your first customer.

    Additionally, I fail to see how this is “expensive” when compared to the many (many!) SUV’s with shiny new “rims” roll through our neighborhood. Heck, even a beater will typically run you over $3,000 if it’s running and is in good condition. On top of the price of the car, you’ll have to cover insurance, licensing, parking, etc.

    So, these are “expensive” relative to a Wal-Mart mountain bike (a single-serve bike shaped object), but are actually quite cheap when you consider how useful they are and how much actual fun you have while riding one and doing your daily errands.

    One more thing, is it really fair to call a mom and dad in their 30’s or 40’s (sans sleeve tatoos and uber hip clothes) “hipsters”? Nihola customers have paying jobs (hipsters usually get trust fund money, right?). They usually own a home or condo (hipsters rent in “cool” areas, no?). They have kids and want to stop driving just to go to the market to get a gallon of milk and bring the kid along with them.

    Oh yeah, we’ve got your IP now so … be nice? Just kidding, we wouldn’t do anything with that info if you paid us.

  3. Posted August 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh I’m so scared!

    Who could afford suv now a days? I can’t even afford a grey nissan pick up truck. Does it come with a v8 or a v6? Whats the gas mileage like?

    I know you but you still don’t know me…

  4. Posted August 3, 2010 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    It’s cool man, the whole point of being anonymous is that nobody knows you and you can speak freely. So, even if I did know who you are (which I couldn’t possibly know, right?) I wouldn’t feel right calling you out. As long as no CP or hate speech is posted, I suppose you’re in the clear.