Am-star-dam sample bikes at Flying Pigeon LA

Amxdam bike at Flying Pigeon LA

A couple of crazy Dutch kids took a plane to LA and brought with them a budget-friendly “omafiets” – an original grandma bike from Holland.

Amxdam bike with Sturmey-Archer kickback 2-speed hub at Flying Pigeon LA

We bought their sample bikes (they have plenty of these back in Amsterdam), and we’re selling them for $380 apiece. They are about 50 cm (or 20″) and come with a Sturmey-Archer Kickback 2-speed rear wheel – when you hit the brakes, you switch gears too. It is pretty awesome once you get the hang of it, and a lot of fun to learn with a beverage in hand. The rest of the specifications you can read on the Amxdam web-site.

Amxdam seat cover on omafiets at Flying Pigeon LA bike shop

First come, first serve with these bikes. We only have two, and for all of you who’ve contacted us since we first opened looking for used Dutch bikes – this is it! These are real, lightly used, Dutch bikes. Turn Los Angeles into Los Amsterdam! Viva Oma Fiets!

Want to reserve yours before the Burning Man crowd jumps on it like vegans at a knocked-over Tofurkey truck? Contact us at

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  1. Margaret
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, I hope one is still there Sunday when I come for Dim sum.
    BTW, I will be bringing a guest who just arrived from the Netherlands.

  2. Posted August 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    We’ve definitely got enough bikes to cover you if they don’t have any.

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