Monthly Archives: November 2012

Kiddie bikes from Micargi and helmets from Nutcase and C-Preme

If you’re looking to buy a kiddie bike or a kid’s helmet this winter, look no further than Flying Pigeon LA. We are carrying (until the end of December) a line of Micargi Kiddie bikes in 12″ and 16″sizes for $60 a pop, fully assembled and covered with our maintenance warranty (1st year of tune-ups […]

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What’s in It for Us?

Pretty only from a distance—the 710 in Long Beach Yesterday, Pigeon Master Josef published an article on the GRID alternative to the I-170 expansion/extension/extortion process, which would commit billions in public money fixing a failed paradigm by simply building more of the same. GRID would replace freeway port truck traffic with underground electric robot shuttle […]

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Brewery Ride on Saturday, December 1, 2012

Image by Waltarrrr on Flickr We’re going on another mellow bike ride to a local brewery. Join us! Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012. We are going to roll out at 3:30 p.m. on a slow-paced cruise to a local purveyor of high quality beer. […]


710 Tunnel and Corridor projects should lead to GRID alternative

A short while after publishing a critical article about the 710 Corridor Expansion Project, entitled “Metro sorcerers cast spells over 710 expansion” on August 6, 2012, I was contacted by a group working on an alternative that I think has some real merit. The 710 Corridor Expansion Project is a plan to widen the existing […]


Getting It Right

I complain a lot about LA agencies getting things wrong in the transit and cycling worlds, but it’s good to remember that they get things right sometimes too. I’ve written up a few of these now and then, and looking through soem photos from early summer I realized there was one I’d missed. I June […]

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Thanksgiving 2012 Sale and Hours

We’re going to close our shop on Thursday, November 22, 2012 and Friday, November 23, 2012 so we can go home and celebrate Thanksgiving. The Flying Pigeon LA bike shop will be open again on Saturday, November 24, 2012 and Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are holding a sale […]

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Happy Days

I know, last week I ragged on South Pasadena’s lack of bike parking, which I found especially egregious in light of the considerable bike traffic the city sees. But the good thing is, that the city sees considerable bike traffic! True, once you get there you have to lock your ride to the paint-scratching square-tubed […]

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After the Deluge….

Well, after a Hurricane-Sandy-sized deluge of vituperation and recrimination, seasoned with a dash of intimidation, the election is over, the populace voted for Big Government by a small margin, the Right Wing has again vowed to become an overdose of human Kaopectate in the government’s guts, and it’s time to pay attention to details. Big […]

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Get Sum Dim Sum Ride on Sunday, November 18, 2012

What started as an excuse to try out some good food on our Chinese made bikes has become a monthly ride for us at Flying Pigeon Los Angeles. Leaving from our shop every 3rd Sunday morning our rides tend to move at a relaxed and leisurely pace as we head towards local dim sum palaces […]

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Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, November 10, 2012

Join us at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop and Bike Oven this Saturday, November 10, 2012 for another Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at the NELA bike-coffee metroplex located at 3404 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 at 6 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. We return to the start point […]

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