Monthly Archives: July 2016

Take Over Your Neighborhood

It’s time to take over your neighborhood…by electing someone who actually gives a damn about the communities of Council District 1. If you live in Pico-Union, Westlake, Historic Filipinotown, Echo Park, Downtown, Chinatown, Elysian Heights, Mt. Washington, Montecito Heights, Lincoln Park, or Silverlake, chances are pretty good that you are in CD1. And chances are […]

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Bikeshare Begins in LA!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in anticipation of LA County’s Metro Bike Share opening (plain beige moniker and all) in downtown. This will be the only bikeshare system in the City of Los Angeles, and it will be technically incompatible with the municipal bikeshsare systems that will operate (or are operating) around and […]


Zero to Vision Zero in…Oh, Who Knows?

While Los Angeles recently deployed the usual pomp and fanfare to annouce a commitment to “Vision Zero,” that is to say, zero traffic deaths within the city’s limits by the year 2025, there are many of us who question whether there is any real intent to make it happen. After all, the 2010 Bicycle Master […]

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Burning Man Bike Sale July 9 to August 27, 2016

Looking for a Burning Man bike before you make the long drive out to the playa? Look no further than Flying Pigeon LA – where we are selling a fleet of single speed beach cruisers for $150 apiece. Unlike big box retailer bikes, we assemble ours with care, and the bikes themselves have a better […]

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Flying Pigeon LA inventory on July 7, 2016

Hey everyone, it’s time for another Flying Pigeon LA bike shop inventory video! This was shot on July 7, 2016 to show you a sampling of what we’ve got for sale at the moment. This time there is even a surprise refurbished 56cm Nishiki we’ve gone over from top to bottom. There are also a […]

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Lost and Found: How to Get Your Stolen Bike Back

The Mighty @flyingpigeonla Bakfiets is found!!! — fig4all (@fig4all) May 22, 2016 A few weeks ago, while I was working late in my shop, someone walking by the shop saw my bakfiets cargo bike parked out front and decided to steal it. The bike was locked to itself using a rear wheel lock – […]


Share and Share a Bike

Well, tomorrow (or July 7th, if you’re not reading this on the day I post it), Los Angeles joins the family of cities that offer bikeshare systems. This fraternity includes: megacities such as New York and Chicago (and real megacities such as Huangzhou, with over 65,000 bikes and nearly 3,000 stations, or Mexico City , […]

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