Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Fight to Make North Figueroa Street Bike Friendly, pt. 2

I thought that this quote would sum up what we’re up against when it comes to making North Figueroa Street in North East Los Angeles more bike friendly: Asking for bike lanes is radical enough, and they cost relatively little. “It’s not about money,” says [Michelle] Mowery [, bicycle program coordinator for the City of […]


Chicken Boy at Flying Pigeon LA

With all of his around-the-world traveling (he even had time to stop off at Yosemite Falls), Chicken Boy likes to cool his jets back at HQ, in Highland Park in North East LA. On one such visit, the day after Thanksgiving in 2009, we were able to catch a quick snap shot of him outside […]

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LADOT Launches Sharrows Pilot Project

I remember, clearly, closing my bike shop on Friday night, and then riding home in the cold, dry, darkness. The next morning my jaw hit the floor when I was riding in to work: sharrows! Was this the “pilot project” that the LADOT has been “working on” since June of 2008?

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End of Year Flying Pigeon Sale

Yo, spread the word: Flying Pigeon bicycles on sale for only $199.88 plus shipping. This is a $100 discount applicable to online sales only. Place your order while supplies last! Online sales only. Professional assembly required. This discount does not apply to bicycles that are assembled and available in-store. Online sales only.


Bicycle Fixation and J Knice Duds Now at Flying Pigeon LA

Just a quick note, we’ve got a selection of wool knickers, hemp shorts, over-the-knee socks, and ninja hoodies from Bicycle Fixation in stock. You can see some Bicycle Fixation gear in this Flickr photoset from the Momentum Magazine bicycle fashion show held recently. We also hooked up with J. Knice Clothing Co. and have a […]

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The Good, the Bad, and All Over the Radio

We were so busy in the shop on Wedensday, December 2, 2009 that we missed two reports on public radio that featured prominent cycling advocates from the Los Angeles cycling scene. The first report, “‘Road Rage’ Case Highlights Cyclist Vs. Driver Tension“, was put together by Mandalit del Barco, and covered the July 4, 2008 […]

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Mr. Jalopy, Townsend Bikes Featured in LA Mag

This month’s issue of LA Magazine features two LA bike industry originals: Mister Jalopy and Greg Townsend in a feature called “Hand Made in LA”. The two are featured alongside high-end furniture makers, cobblers, and other trades-people who make world-class goods here in Los Angeles. Presaging, perhaps, the future of commerce in the U.S. the […]

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