Pedersen Bicycles available at Flying Pigeon LA

Pedersen Bicycle at Flying Pigeon LA

For more photos of the large (30 to 33″ inseam) Pedersen bicycle at Flying Pigeon LA – just click on the image above to see them all.

We’re blessed in Southern California with many things. One of them is Dave from Pedersen Bicycles. Dave is the only person in North American that imports Pedersen bicycles to the U.S. – and his beautiful bikes are now available through Flying Pigeon LA bike shop.

A bicycle born out of the heady late 19th century, the Pedersen bicycle’s design “continues to be an example of unique craftsmanship in a world of mass-produced convention. Pedersen bicycles are a link to the past, when cycling brought independence and freedom of movement, when quality was apparent, when details mattered, when style was beautiful.”

The Pedersen bicycle presents the rider with an incredibly comfortable saddle and the feeling of riding a bird in flight.

There is a an excellent article about these bikes that was published in Bicycling Magazine, “The Rare Pedersen Bike – A Strange and Not Unpleasant Experience“, by Florence Williams.

Direct inquiries about the bike pictured here to Flying Pigeon LA at

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  1. Severin
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Would LOVE to ride that sometime!

  2. Posted November 8, 2010 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    NOOOOOO! Just like the Dodge Challenger, the Pontiac GTO, some things just need to be left alone. I am a huge Dursley fan and I know that through the century there were have been a couple folks who have modernized this beautiful bike. But, seriously… mass marketed? Soon in LA, riding Pedersons’ is going to be the new running barefoot.

  3. Posted November 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Well, “mass marketed” is definitely a bit off the mark here! 🙂

    These are typically brought into the U.S. one at a time from Eastern Europe, painted and assembled individually per customer request.

    In Europe, there is an off-the-shelf version, sold as the “Model T”, but we’re nowhere near that level of trade with these (yet?), and so each bike is a one-off.

    By the way, I own a pair (two actually) of “barefoot” running shoes. I’m having a chuckle at myself right now. Just you wait and see, we’ll have every hipster from here to Echo Park and back riding fixed gear Pedersons.

  4. Dave
    Posted November 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    “Just you wait and see, we’ll have every hipster from here to Echo Park and back riding fixed gear Pedersons.” How funny, because I could actually see that happening.
    No hard feelings though… I hope you guys are having a good year. I do shop at the FP and would hate to see it go.

  5. kpetersen02@hotmail.
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    So is it ok to ask what one of these cost? I’m thinking basic black with no accessories, but I would like an internal gear nexus hub. Oh, and it would have to be shipped to Indiana.

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