Monthly Archives: May 2011

Flying Pigeon LA’s case for more bike racks

Bike racks are not just a place to park your bike – they can represent a civilizing spirit in the city. A spirit that says that streets belong to people, that they are places where everyone should feel safe enough to let their kids play and enjoy the company of others. Bike racks make the […]

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Bike to Work Day at CalTrans featuring Flying Pigeon LA’s Gazelle dutch bikes

On May 19, 2011 Caltrans held a Bike To Work fair at their Downtown LA District 7 headquarters. Flying Pigeon LA bike shop brought a bunch of Gazelle dutch bikes to the fair – to show people what sorts of machines are best suited to daily errand running, commuting, and kid hauling. Flying Pigeon LA […]

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Update on my New Bike

A while back my road bike got stolen so I’ve been trying to piece together a new bike. I had a KHS Flite 100 track frame and fork lying around. I had originally bought the frame from a fellow Michiganderleno after another bike of mine got stolen (throw me a pity party). I built it […]

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They’ve Got Us Surrounded!

Looks like they’ve got us surrounded, pardner…better get ready for some action. By which I mean, some action to make Los Angeles take as much notice of the benefits of urban cycling as do the cities all around us, or so it seems. (Beverly Hills excluded for the moment, but you might join Better Bike […]

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Highland Theater sign lights up North Figueroa Street

There is a lot of context behind this sign re-lighting, but I am tired and the ‘splaining can be done by others on local blogs. We went to the Old LA Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 to buy a bunch of fruit and vegetables and bumped into a sign re-lighting ceremony. Co-owner of […]

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Bilenky Collapsible Tandem Recumbent Bicycle at Spoke(n) Art Ride | May 2011

Tandem bicycles are cool. So are recumbents. As well are folding or collapsible bikes. But a collapsible tandem recumbent? Awesome! I peeped on this Bilenky tandem at the last Spoke(n) Art Ride. It features a front disk brake, rear drum, and rear v-brake. The front rider sits in a recumbent and the back rider sits […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory supplemental on May 13, 2011

Do you want to buy one of these bikes? Give us a ring at 213-909-8986 or email us at info@flyingpigeon-la.com to check and see if it is still in stock. Once we post things online, they tend to sell! We have lots of other stuff in the shop too! Stop by Wednesday through Friday from […]

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Nightingale Middle Schoolers on Strike

Ah, plus ca change plus si meme. I remember going to school in the 1980’s and 1990’s and having to join large protests against the gutting of public education. No paper and books in our classrooms, shop classes, home economics, music, arts, and sports being removed – it is enough to give a kid a […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, May 14, 2011

We’re co-hosting another Spoke(n) Art Ride this Saturday, May 14, 2011. If you’d like to join us on our monthly adventure through North East Los Angeles, meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 6pm. The ride leaves at 6:45pm. We’ll tour the neighborhood, stopping at art galleries and other points of interest, returning […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on May 12, 2011

To get an early start on May 12, 2011, I stayed up until 1am and hung around the shop answering emails and working on stuff. Awesome! I’m here, so I might as well walk around and show off our mighty mighty inventory. Luckily the camera is trained on the bikes and not me. In this […]

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