Monthly Archives: August 2011

Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, August 21, 2011

We’re hosting another Get Sum Dim Sum Ride this Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 10 am at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065). The Get Sum Dim Sum Ride is a slow-paced bicycle ride to brunch at (usually) a local Chinese dim sum house in […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on August 14, 2011

I trimmed my walkthrough of the shop down to 3:30 this week. While wandering around the shop I point out: massive quantities of new Public Bikes; Pashley Britannia and Princess Sovereign bicycles with a large mens bike order on the way from Pashley. I also show off our tiny Brompton nook and our beach cruiser […]

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Danny Macaskill’s Newest Edit

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Fixing North Figueroa Street meeting on Friday, August, 19, 2011

Bikeways running the length of North Figueroa Street? So it is written in the LA Bike Plan, which passed through City Council in March of 2011. What does a bikeway mean for those of us living and working along North Figueroa Street in the communities of Cypress Park, Mount Washington, Montecito Heights, Highland Park, Garvanza, […]

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Raleigh low-voltage dynamo lamp bulbs at Flying Pigeon LA

You know that old WWII era Raleigh your grandpa left you with lights that haven’t worked since the Kennedy administration? Flying Pigeon LA just bought 40 small, low-voltage, bulbs from a small, low-voltage, company in England that work in old Raleigh dynamo headlamp and tail lights produced by Sturmey-Archer. They are $8 apiece. The bulbs […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on August 11, 2011

This is a new, epic-length, inventory video featuring: potted plants in bike shaped holders; Velorbis Victoria, Student Balloon, Churchill Balloon, and Student Classic bicycles and prices; our dwindling supply of mens’ Pashley bikes and our fresh crop of red and white Pashley Britannias. You will also get a chance to see our pannier and bag […]

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Hey, Where’d You Go?

It’s not so far away as it looks…. At the July 5th Bike Plan Implementation Team meeting (AKA the “BPIT Moshpit”), the City side of the room announced that there wouldn’t be an August meeting because of staff shortages–whereupon an immediate outcry arose, and Planning relented. And then they asked that the public send in […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, August 13, 2011

This Saturday, August 13, 2011 we’re co-hosting another bicycle tour of NELA Art’s Second Saturday gallery night with our comrades at the Bike Oven. Want to join us? Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 6pm. The ride leaves at 6:30pm. We return […]

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Rob Ford Hates Bike People

OK, maybe the title of this post was a little “Kanye West” of me, but just listen to what the mayor of Toronto has to say about bike lanes. Don’t let this guy give Toronto a bad name. I’ve been there a few times and the people are mostly great. I’m sure Canadians won’t keep […]

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North Figueroa Street bikeway signals opportunity to rethink the road

It was at last month’s Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meeting that I saw the first sketches of what bikeways on North Figueroa Street in Cypress Park and Highland Park might look like. This corridor has been in decline as the automobile has risen to prominence from the mid-20th century onward – perhaps this bikeway […]

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