Monthly Archives: March 2011

Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Join us on another late morning Get Sum Dim Sum Ride this coming Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 10am! Meet at the Flying Pigeon bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 10am. The ride leaves at 10:30am. This is a relaxed pace ride, centered around food and conversation. Bring […]



We’ve got PUBLIC Bikes in Stock. Take a look for yourself. They are designed in San Fransisco. My favorite is the periwinkle blue one on the far left. It’s got internal gears, a Brooks saddle, a “mixte” geometry, stylish rear rack, and a lugged fork. They even “built in” a cable guide through the top […]

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Make a Difference on Wilbur Avenue on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

If you’d like to really make a difference, and help do something physical and real (instead of throwing a vote in to the black hole of apathy as 5% of us did on election day last Tuesday), join Don Ward and his neighbors in a neighborhood walk from the corner of Prairie and Wilbur Avenue […]


Rear dropout repair care of Yellowhand

Local artist, man about town, and bon vivant, Amado Seja, aka Yellowhand, wrecked this fine Novara and asked that I repair the damage. He got thrown in County for a few days, and while his bike was parked outside some “illegal immigrants” beat his bike up real good. How the hell do you fix this? […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Spoke(n) Art Ride is happening again this Saturday, March 12, 2011. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven at 6pm, the ride will leave around 6:30pm. The Spoke(n) Art Ride is a once-a-month tour of art galleries in North East Los Angeles. The galleries are open late into the evening […]

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Thursday Night: Christianias for Long Beach, tacos de papas, Living Legends

Don’t know what the rest of you in internet land were up to on Thursday night, but Jon and I were hustling to build a couple of Christiania bikes which just arrived from Denmark via boxcycles for the City of Long Beach. How do we do it after working a full day of bike building, […]

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Ilium and LADOT deliver new bike maps

Well would you look at that! A smiling LADOT intern and three new bike maps for Los Angeles, courtesy of the LADOT and produced by Ilium Strategic Marketing & Design of Seattle. Our shop and the Bike Oven (the bike repair collective next door) received 1500 maps of bike facilities in LA to line our […]


Pumping Up European Tires

Bikes made for racing and city bikes from Holland have different valve types that leave a lot of Americans scratching their heads. How do you deal with these fancy European tires? Read on, and I’ll tell you how a couple of bucks can save you a whole lot of frustration.


What Do You Do When You Get There?

Car parking in downtown LA/Bike corral in PortlandToday I want to address another of the comments I had on the 7th St. “road diet” plan that we discussed at the BPIT meeting last week, and that’s the issue of parking for all those bikes the plan hopes to attract to the reconfigured boulevard. I’ve got […]


GalTime features Christiania bikes and Flying Pigeon LA

A piece published on March 6, 2011 on the site GalTime by Shira Scott entitled “Pedal-Power in L.A.” features Christiania bikes from boxcycles and a mention of the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop. Christiania bikes are large, three-wheeled, bikes designed for carrying all sorts of heavy loads with ease. They round out our family bike […]

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