Monthly Archives: April 2009

Momentum Magazine – Available Under the Tea Pot

Our neighbors at the Bike Oven recently handed us part of a stack of “Momentum” magazines that arrived from Canada free of charge. After thumbing through a copy of Momentum Magazine, my jaw went slack and droll came out of the side of my mouth. Shimano bought a two-page ad for their Alfine and Nexus […]

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Velo Orange Products Now In Stock

For those in the know, Velo Orange is a 21st century bicycle-internet phenomenon. Velo Orange carries just what transportation cyclists and touring bike fetishists most desire: great products, good quality, low prices, and exact measurements, all available through a well-built, blogged, web store. Velo Orange carries some cool, can’t-find-it-anywhere stuff. After getting a ton of […]

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Ponders Pigeons

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-prize winning food critic and newsman, stopped by Flying Pigeon LA on April 17, 2009 to find out what the story was behind our Get Sum Dim Sum Rides and Flying Pigeon bicycles. We use his columns about dim sum restaurants as a crib sheet for our rides, so this was a pretty […]

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Batavus Dutch Bicycles In Stock

Our first shipment of Batavus bicycles arrived in mid-April – and they are beautiful, well-made, chic, cycling machines. We’re hoping to expand our line of bicycles to include more Dutch bikes. These are a fine starter, we think!

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Dutch Bikes Making it Big in NYC

“The Great Downturn may have its first real status symbol.” -David Colman, “Riding the It Factor“, NY Times April 15, 2009 The NY Times recently had a piece about Dutch bicycles making a splash in New York, “Riding the It Factor“. Considering that we just brought a small armada of Dutch bicycles to Los Angeles […]

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Hey, isn’t that you in Daily Candy?

It looks like we’re going to have a big crowd this weekend at our Get Sum Dim Sum Ride to Empress Pavillion in Chinatown! The LA Times recently featured our ride in the their weekend guide, and now Daily Candy has included us in their “What To Do This Weekend” guide. If you’re interested in […]

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LA Sheriffs Selling Flying Pigeon Bikes to Pay the Bills?

Two weeks back we locked up a Flying Pigeon at the South Pasadena Mission train station (in the same spot we’ve been using for months) for a midnight bike ride home after a night out in Little Tokyo. We “[Went] Metro to save!” and all that. The Gold Line works great if you’re out for […]


$50 Discount on Select Flying Pigeon Bicycles

Get a discounted Flying Pigeon while the gettin’ is good! These bikes retail for $299.88 – but were taking $50 off of our normal price on these specially marked bicycles. Get a Flying Pigeon for only $249.88!


Trying to Get Obama on a Batavus

Just as we placed our order for a small bunch of Batavus bicycles, some of the finest production city bikes in the world, the manufacturer decided to send 200 brand new, orange, bicycles to New York City for the city’s 400th anniversary.

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Batavus Bikes On The Way

We just got off the phone with Batavus’ North American distributor, and several beautiful Dutch bicycles on making their way to the Flying Pigeon LA shop. The bikes should be arriving sometime this Wednesday or Thursday. Prices range from $750 to $870 (tax included!), with free local delivery in metropolitan Los Angeles. If you’re looking […]

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