Monthly Archives: September 2009

Batavus Fryslans Back In Stock

A quick note: we’ve just received a small bunch of Batavus Fryslan 5-speed bicycles. They’ll be built up and ready to ride this weekend. We’ve got a model in every size they come in (53 and 57cm step-through, 60cm classic). The Fryslan retails for $949. Come take one for a spin! Be sure to wear […]

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Heading to Interbike

If you’re planning on visiting the shop this Friday or Saturday, Josef (the scruffier of the two brothers who run the shop) will be out at Interbike 2009 in Las Vegas. He’s going to be walking around collecting contact info from people who import and make city bike riding parts and accessories. We’re talking about […]

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Amy Ortiz Paintings at Flying Pigeon LA

Artist Amy Ortiz of Boyle Heights has brought four stunning paintings to Flying Pigeon LA, which will be on display from August 8, 2009 until October 9, 2009. The paintings are on display to coincide with NELA Art’s “Second Saturday” event and the monthly Spoke(n) Art Ride and after party collaboration between the Flying Pigeon […]

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Oct. 2nd – Meet David Byrne, bring your bike and sing Burning Down the House with us

Just passing along an interesting sounding lecture coming up in a few weeks at the Japanese American National Museum. We may not have enough money to pay for this but if sales are good this weekend we might be able to get a ticket or two and ride from the Birds’ Nest to downtown and take advantage of the valet parking for bicycles.

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Out Sick on Friday, September 4, 2009

I’d like to apologize to anyone heading in to the Flying Pigeon LA shop today, Friday, September 4, 2009  – I am not going to be at the shop today because I was sick all last night. Ate too much of the wrong thing last night and paid for it dearly at about 3 a.m. […]


Flying Pigeon LA to Participate in Park[ing] Day LA 2009

Flying Pigeon LA is going to have a one-day “park” in the parking space(s) in front of our business for Park[ing] Day LA 2009. Park[ing] Day was started in 2005, when the Rebar group, a small group out of San Francisco, opened eyes worldwide by transforming a metered parking spot into a park-for-a-day in an […]


Get Sum Craftsman Architecture Ride – October 17th

Join FOGH board member and local bicycle shop owner, Adam Bray-Ali for this special Craftsman Weekend Bicycle tour from the Gamble House, through the Arroyo Terrace neighborhood and to the Hillcrest area of Pasadena before enjoying a delicious California style dinner at the Raymond Restaurant in South Pasadena. After dinner we will ride bake through the Oaklawn areas and back to the Gamble House.

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Wow, Great coverage of the Flying Pigeon and Bike Oven shops today

The Los Angeles Times Business section has a small story today about our shop and the neighboring Bike Oven and how we co-exist and help eachother thrive. Nathan Olivarez-Giles, a writer for the paper, breaks down some of the interesting contrasts in business styles and they came along for some Dim Sum as well on our Hottest Ride Of The Year (HROTY) in July.

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