Monthly Archives: July 2012

Brewery Ride on Saturday, August 4, 2012

Join us on another lovely, slow-paced, bike tour to sample fine beer on Saturday, August 4, 2012 on our Brewery Ride. Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop (located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) at 3 p.m. The ride leaves at 3:30 p.m. This month plans are up in the […]

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Dear Mr. Cutler

B158 Slovakia Kinex RD 119mm JIS taper bottom bracket finally gave out on my Workcycles bakfiets. Dear Mr. Cutler, I am writing you to complain about the shoddy work done on your Workcycles bakfiets I have had the distinct misfortune of riding since August of 2007.


Bike projects en route to N. Figueroa St. #fig4all

Image by waltarrrrr on Flickr. After holding a series of meetings in our shop late last year, the Figueroa For All (#fig4all) project has taken a hiatus due to the workload at the Flying Pigeon. Fortunately, that initial buzz we helped create got N. Figueroa St. included in the list of bike lane projects heading […]


Bits & Pieces

Los Angeles is still very, very far from having a comprehensive bicycle network in place—by which I mean something even half as comprehensive as what has been provided, at incredible expense, for motorists. Though bicycle facilities are far cheaper than the roads and parking required to mandate universal driving, you still can’t get on a […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on July 25, 2012

Wow, do we have a lot of stuff in stock right now! We’ve got a Gazelle Toer Populair T8 and Pilen Lyx in blue with polished steel fenders. We’ve got loads of Bern and Nutcase helmets. We’ve got Linus and Bobbin bikes. If you are looking for something inexpensive, durable, and comfortable – you HAVE […]

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City Council District 13 Candidate’s River Ride

Elections are coming up, and, with Eric Garcetti running for mayor, the prospect of an actual contest for the Council District 13 seat has made this election much more interesting for East Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village. Though the Pigeon is in District 1 next door, this election affects its social territory, and of […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on July 20, 2012

This week we have loads of Linus and Bobbin bicycles to show off. We also have a big wall of Nutcase helmets in the shop. Our Bern shipment is a bit delayed, so next week we should have a bunch of those back in the shop. Our Brooks selection is back together again. Of note […]

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Let the Carmageddon rampture begin!

Let’s talk about holidays. Holidays in the U.S. have been turned into plastic shrink wrapped commodities, with a few exceptions. I would go so far as to say that holidays here are not holidays at all, but a different kind of work most of us have to put in to our families, our corporate sponsors, […]

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Leading light for NELA bikes in need of help

Long before the all woman Ovarian Psychos formed, and well before the Iron Unicorns got their start, North East Los Angeles had a women-only bike day at the Bike Oven called “Bike Oven XX” or “BOXX”.


What Wasted Effort Looks Like

It may appear to be an abstract image there on the right of this column, but actually it’s a very literal representation of what wasted effort looks like. It’s a snapshot I took yesterday of a bit of cold patch on Fourth Street. I’ve written about this particular pothole dozens of times on this blog […]

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