Monthly Archives: November 2011

Whoda Thunkit? Beverly Hills and Bikes….

I donned a sweater against the chill last night and pedaled over to the 90210 for a meeting of the Beverly Hills Ad Hoc Bicycle Committee, which I’ve been attending lately. I and many, many others ride through Beverly Hills on the way to of from the Westside, and often enough stop in the glittery […]


Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, November 20, 2011

The simple delights of dim sum await the intrepid traveller brave enough to join us this Sunday, November 20, 2011 for our Get Sum Dim Sum Ride! Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at […]


Flying Pigeon LA inventory on November 9, 2011

In this episode: Pashley Princesses; Amxdam Omafiets; A HUGE CLEARANCE SALE ON BAGS and kids’ bikes from Gazelle; helmets from Bern, Nutcase, and Yakkay; and some more jabbering and talking from Josef. We have a few Linus bikes en route to our shop – they should be here on Thursday. If I get a spare […]

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Fender Defender

There she is, my main ride, the Bambina: late ’60s Bottecchia Professional stage racing frame, mostly Miche track gruppo, Nitto bullhorns, Columbus SL tubing, and…fenders. How unhip is that? Not at all. The fenders (and the super-minimalist Tubus Fly rack) have been on there, like everything else except the tires, tape, and chain, for about […]


Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, November 12, 2011 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at the NELA bike-industrial complex at 6 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. We return to the start point at around 10 or 10:30 p.m. for a reception. The […]

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Do You Always Need a Car for Cargo?

As part of my editorial stance as publisher of Bicycle Fixation and guest-blogger-at large–not to mention because I hate wasting my time and your world by driving–I often ponder on carrying stuff by bike. I don’t have a lot of stuff to carry most of the time, preferring to get more of my pleasures from […]

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Learn how to ride a bike!

Every week we get a few phone calls from people interested in learning how to ride a bike, or those with questions about how to ride safely. When it comes to learning how to ride, We usually send them to Eagle Rock-based’s “Learn to ride” page – where they can read up on how […]

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