Monthly Archives: May 2016

Hats, Rings, and You

Well, Flying Pigeon LA’s own Josef Bray-Ali has been modest about it, but the happy fact is that he’s thrown his hat in the ring: he is an official candidate running to replace Gil Cedillo as Council District 1 representative. (And he’s not the only one; Cedillo’s autocratic misrepresentation of his electorate has drawn a […]

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NELA Kidical Mass Latino Heritage Pachanga on Saturday, May 28, 2016

NELA Kidical Mass is rolling again this coming Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Sycamore Grove Park (4702 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065) in conjunction with the

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My Workcycles Bafkiets cargo bike was stolen – AND RETURNED!

My bakfiets cargo bike was stolen a few hours ago between 6:35 p.m. 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on May 21, 2016 from right in front of my shop (while I worked inside on a complicated antique bike repair). I’m still in shock, but thanks to friends who’ve retweeted it, contact me, and shared my […]


Your Fate Is in Their Hands

Your fate is in their hands…at least it is if you ride Sixth Street in the Miracle Mile. I do, nearly every day, and so I had a natural interest in tonight’s “town hall” exploring options for one of the more crash-prone streets in LA. If you follow me at all, you know this is […]

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Azor Bakfiets for Sale at Flying Pigeon LA

Two gleaming new Azor bakfiets arrived at our doors on May 12, 2016 and we couldn’t be prouder. One of our owners, Josef, has become a neighborhood personality for using his to ride his daughter around town since 2007. The bikes are both equipped with internal 8-speed hubs from Shimano, internal brakes, wheel locks, dynamo […]

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Behold How Good and Pleasant

The full quote goes, “Behold how good and pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity!” …Which may not even be something to hope for. A lust for” unity” seems to lead to fascism, and whether of left or right doesn’t matter, because it is inherently oppressive. I prefer to think that […]

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Gil Cedillo’s Incompetence Highlighted at Upcoming Press Event, May 12, 2016 at 2 p.m.

This Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Avenue 55 Gil Cedillo is doing a press event that will include: unsuspecting school kids, a phalanx of city staffers, and select media invitees. Nobody invited to the event will cite the cost of $250,000 for the lights as being equal to the cost of a […]

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Flying Pigeon Inventory on May 10, 2016

Wandering around the shop again, with a quick rundown of what we’ve got in stock. The video ends with Rosie the dog and boxes of rims for Dutch bikes and old fashioned roadsters – Westwood profile rims and more in 28×1-1/2″, 28×1-5/8″ and 26×1-3/8″. Any questions?

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Bicycle Millennium Interrupted for Bike Month

May is Bike Month, something that always seemed odd to me here in SoCal. There is no defined “biking season” in the Southland, and the concept doesn’t make sense anywhere, really. If the good burghers of Copenhagen can ride to work through February snowstorms, if commuters costumed in goosedown and wool can clackety-clack their studded […]

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