Monthly Archives: March 2011

Brewery Ride on Saturday, April 2, 2011

It’s that time of the month again! No, not that (dirty mind!). We’re going to visit the Eagle Rock Brew Co. on another Brewery Ride this coming Saturday, April 2, 2011. Join us on a leisurely 2 mile ride to sample some excellent beer and hopefully resolve the Middle East Crisis(es), the East–West Schism, and […]

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New Pedersen bicycle at Flying Pigeon LA

We just received a new Pedersen bicycle from their sole US agent. It is a real beauty! In the photo above, Dave from Pedersen Bicycles can be seen preparing the bike for it’s inaugural test ride. The bike is a Large (30″ to 33″ inseam). It has been double powdercoated glossy black. The tires are […]

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Cats in a handbag at Flying Pigeon LA

A shop regular had a girl with him today. The girl had a handbag. The handbag had kittens inside. As ya do. The girl said she found them when they were around one week old. We accept trade-ins of laying hens, milking goats, and quality old fashioned bicycles. But an inner tube for a cat?! […]

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How Soon They Forget….

Sunday I rode out in a steady rain to the West Side for a quick morning spin before coming back to Meet wife Gina and pal John Vu back at the ‘hood, for lunch at Black Dog. After a coffee stop at the Inteliigentsia on Abbot Kinney–fronted by a long row of bike racks!–I headed […]

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Grist gives gist on bikes solving healthcare crisis

Elly Blue, a phenomenal writer and researcher I met at LA’s first Bike Summit a few years ago, just published an excellent piece on Grist about a potential solution to our health care crisis: bikes! A recent analysis of the health savings resulting from the bicycle infrastructure in Portland, Ore, came up with stunning results. If […]

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Highland Park Din Din A Go Go tonight on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Local grocery store Figueroa Produce Market is holding another Din Din A Go Go in their parking lot tonight. The market is located at 6312 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042 and the event runs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.   What is Din Din A Go Go? 10+ of Los Angeles’ best gourmet food […]

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Team Pigeon Track Bike

Flying Pigeon LA Bike Shop has been helping me rebuild an old track bike. So far they had it sand blasted, powder coated, faced, and chased. Yesterday I went in and John helped me install the headset. Looks good huh? I plan on documenting every step of the build process. Click the photos for more.

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Po Campo bags here for Spring 2011

We just got our Spring 2011 supply of Po Campo bags, and my my they are nice. This season we’ve got some very colorful tropical prints as well as some very practical waxed cotton and bisonyl bags of all shapes and sizes.

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on March 25, 2011

This week we’ve got some pre-CicLAvia baby carrying stuff to show off as well as a new stock of Public Bikes (finally here!), Linus bikes on the way, and some cool new accessories from Clarjis (pannier bags) and Copenhagen Parts (front rack for threadless stems). The “baby carrying stuff” is our unparalleled selection of cargo […]

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Crazy Structure Fire at Guanajuato Tires

This really has nothing to do with bikes, but this morning as I was boxing up a bunch of stuff to ship about a dozen gigantic fire trucks screamed past me in rush to get to something. Guanajuato Tires, located near the corner of Avenue 40 and North Figueroa Street in Highland Park (just a […]

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