Velorbis Bikes Arrive at Flying Pigeon LA

A Velrobis Danneborg's rear rack with a view of it's Brooks B67S saddle.

A Velrobis Danneborg's rear rack with a view of it's Brooks B67S saddle.

We just picked up a couple of gorgeous Velorbis bicycles. They arrived in the shop yesterday and instead of repairing the stack of old Huffy’s we have waiting for us, we spent the afternoon building and photographing these beauties.

A candy red Verlobis Danneborg parked in front of Flying Pigeon LA.

A candy red Verlobis Danneborg parked in front of Flying Pigeon LA.

Bike number one is a small (approx. 50cm) Danneborg step-through in a bright candy red.

Brooks leather grips, a bell with a crown, mounted to the handlebars of a Velorbis Danneborg.

Brooks leather grips, a bell with a crown, mounted to the handlebars of a Velorbis Danneborg.

The Danneborg we have at the shop is equipped with a rear 5-speed Sturmey-Archer hub, drum brakes, and a brilliant Lumotec light set powered by a dynamo in the front hub. The bike also comes equipped with a beautiful Brooks B67s saddle and matching Brooks leather grips.

The paint on the Danneborg simply pops with a bright candy red accented by the cream tires and the honey brown leather saddle and grips. MSRP for the Danneborg is $1,895.

A Velorbis Student Balloon in silver in front of Flying Pigeon LA.

A Velorbis Student Balloon in silver in front of Flying Pigeon LA.

Bike number two is a large (approx. 60cm) Student Balloon classic in mithril silver.

The Student Ballon is equipped with a rear 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub, drum brakes, and striking Fat Frank creme tires. The bike also comes equipped with a handsome Brooks B67.

The low down on Fat Franks: they look great, ride smoothly, and are puncture resistant.

The low down on Fat Franks: they look great, ride smoothly, and are puncture resistant.

Fat Frank tires, from Schwalbe  (our favorite tire makers), are high pressure large diameter tires. The high pressure means that you won’t lose as much speed on these tires are you would on lower-grade cruiser tires of the same diameter. The large diamter assures you of an incredibly smooth ride, regardless the state of Los Angeles’ streets.

The Student Balloon, like all good city bikes we carry, offers a commanding view of the street as you ride along. You get to feel a little prime minister-ish after a while. The brief case/u-lock/umbrella holder on the rear rack will allow you to maintain your dignity if you choose to commute using the bike – an option that is standard on all of Verlobis’ line of city bikes.

MSRP for the Student Balloon is $1,395.

If you’d like to try either of these bikes on a test ride, please stop by the shop! We’re open Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Flying Pigeon LA is a specialty bike retailer located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065. Our phone number is 213-909-8986 but you’re better off trying to contact us at info@flyingpigeon-la.com

We stock Flying Pigeon bicycles (of course), our “Deluxe” line of Flying Pigeons, Batavus, Gazelle, Pashley, Biomega, Achielle, Torker, Velorbis, and Nihola Family bikes. Our accessories include the Bobike Mini/Maxi/Junior line, Design House Stockholm baskets, Pocampo Bags, Basil bags & baskets, various rear wheel locks from AXA & Abus, a select line of tires from Schwalbe, saddles and other goodies from Velo Orange and Brooks and loads of other good stuff.

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