Monthly Archives: January 2010

Our Latest Deluxe Flying Pigeon PB-13 5-Speed

It has taken about a month, on and off, to build our latest 5-speed Flying Pigeon PB-13. You know how it goes, dremel this, re-face that. “Should we use the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers in creme, or creme with a reflective sidewall?” Well here it is, I’d say mid-build. We’ve still got to put a nice […]


Torker City Bikes U-district and Gradaute at Flying Pigeon LA

We’re a shop dedicated to bikes with an upright riding position (see our Flying Pigeon, Nihola, Batavus, Gazelle, Achielle and other bikes for examples). However, if you’re looking to lean over when you ride (a bit more efficient aerodynamically), we do stock a couple of quick-riding city bikes at Flying Pigeon LA.

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A second look at our Achielle bikes

The arrival of these bikes was featured on the Eastsider LA blog on January 8, 2010, “Eastside Shopper & Diner“.


Eagle Rock Brewery Ride & Tour on Saturday, Febraury 6, 2010

On Saturday, February 6, 2010 the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) is hosting a bicycle ride to the Eagle Rock Brewery (located at 3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065) to sample beer, partake in some good food (details to come or bring your own), […]


Flying Pigeon Repair Bay Getting the Shafts

I’m not a religious man, but I often wonder if there is a devine curriculum director up there in the sky. He/she watches over us lowly bike mechanics and makes sure that we’re always working on a string of interesting new things in miniature streaks of repetition. I don’t know why, but in our repair […]


Flying Pigeon Project featuring LA’s Deluxe Pigeons

Jeff Stracco, an American expat living in China, has been churning out spellbinding reports from asia on traditional chinese bikes (with forays into other Asian makes and models) on his blog Flying Pigeon Project.

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What is a Nihola?

We’ve just received a batch of Nihola cargo tricycles from Europe, so now would be a good time to explain just what makes these bikes so special. Fortunately, that work has already been done for us by┬áKristen Steele, writing “Nihola-A Sweet Kid’s Ride” in Issue #42 of Momentum Magazine:


Nihola bikes arrive TODAY

We’re expecting a container of Nihola Family Cigar bikes at our shop today at 2 p.m. Follow us on twitter at “flyingpigeonla” as we take photos to document the whole thing as much as possible. If you’d like a closer look at what a Nihola bike is, here is a clip from the Toronto Green […]


Coaster Brake Challenge Series 3 Race 3 this Sunday, January 17, 2010

Paul, owner of Atomic Cycles in Van Nuys & organizer of epic bike parties in the San Fernando Valley, is hosting another Coaster Brake Challenge this month (the third he’s organized to date). In the last go-round, “Team Flying Pigeon” came in 6th overall under the hard-charging DJ Chicken Leather – part-time videographer of the […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride – January 17th

**We may have a rain delay on this ride**
This month we finally make it to the creme-de-la-creme of Dim Sum parlours as we eat at Elite Seafood in Monterey Park. Smaller and more packed than most of the Dim Sum Palaces in the San Gabriel Valley, they offer made to order Dim Sum that is among the best we’ve ever tried. Meet at the shop at 10, ride at 10:30. We are making heavy use of the Metro Gold Line so bring an extra $2.50 for tickets.

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