Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Half-Step Forward

Well, it looks as though the City of Los Angeles is taking–well, not quite a bold, but a worthy–step forward in providing bike parking to go along with all those new bike lanes it keeps promising to build. (This is something I’ve harped on before on this blog.) In fact, though the draft was spearheaded […]

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Brooks B17 Saddles just arrived at Flying Pigeon LA

Golly, that’s a lot of leather! Brooks saddles arrived at Flying Pigeon LA. We just got a nice batch of Brooks B17’s and Flyers in the mail. Yay!

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Wolfpack Hustle LA Marathon Crash Race 2 Photos

The Wolfpack Hustle LA Marathon Crash Race is a free bicycle race that follows the closed 26.1 mile LA Marathon course hours before the runners. It is unlike other amateur city bicycle races because there is almost no traffic. This race does not determine who can best find their way through a city, but rather, […]

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Discount on fancy v-brake levers and SKS fenders at Flying Pigeon LA

We bought these fancy Origin8 Pro Force Ultralight V-Brake levers for a customer that flaked on us. These retail for $100. Work with mechanical disc or v-brakes. Machined aluminium. We’re selling them for $60. We’ve got a nice stack of 700c/27″ and 26″ fenders from SKS. These aren’t on sale, but they are very nice […]

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Copenhagen Parts Porter Rack at Flying Pigeon LA

“Oh shnap, that is a nice rack!” This rack is so hot, it is making me sexist. 1″ bar clamp diameter (25.4mm), which you can shim out to 26.0mm or 31.8mm to fit the threadless stem you’re rocking on your bike. It is made out of heat treated 6061 aluminum alloy tubing and can hold […]

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Christiania’s have arrived at Flying Pigeon LA

We have received three Christiania cargo trikes from boxcycles, the US agent for Christiania Bikes. Our bikes come complete with front and rear lights powered by a dynamo, 7-speed coaster brake hub, double disc brakes up front, a bench with lap belt and 3-point harness, a carriage cover, and a whole lot of style. We […]

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Wolfpack Marathon Crash at 3 am on March 20, 2011

Marathon Crash Race 2 Promo from Warren Kommers on Vimeo. Wow. This is going to be huge, and fun. Good luck to Charlie riding with Team Flying Pigeon on the Wolfpack Hustle Marathon Crash Race. We’re putting his Flying Pigeon Racer together now. 48 tooth cranks, 13 tooth coaster cog, Sturmey-Archer AWC 3-speed hub, Soma […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on March 16, 2011

Featured in this video: some of our cool baby carrying bikes (perfect for the CicLAvia coming up on April 10, 2011), and a quick look around the shop. Ack! The shop is a mess! All that revolution in Africa and the Middle East and commodity speculation on Wall Street have deposited loads and loads of […]

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Bike Racks Invade “Lost Province”

For a long time, LA’s Chinatown has been a “Lost Province” to cyclists–an attractive and centrally-located destination with absolutely no–none, zero, zip–bike racks, or any other form of bike parking except meters (illegal to use for the purpose) and the odd pipe or iron fence. I am glad to say that that has finally changed! […]

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Schodorf’s Luncheonette featuring Flying Pigeon Racer

Our friends Matt and Anja just opened a very good sandwich and soup shop on York Blvd. in Highland Park. They call the place Schodorf’s Luncheonette. It is located at 5051 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, right by the CitiBank. Parking in the back for your car, and free bike parking out front (of […]

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