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Flying Pigeon

2012-08-20 20:01:14.242234+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Shadow forwarded this LA Times article profile of the two brothers who own Flying Pigeon LA:

In an age when serious cyclists spend thousands on ultra-light carbon-fiber bikes that sport caliper brakes and as many as 27 derailleur-run gears, the Flying Pigeon has one gear and old-fashioned rod-operated brakes.

It's the imported Chinese utility bicycle, runs about 50 lbs. The Flying Pigeon LA shop is branching out into other cruisers now, but I find the emphasis on bicycle as bomb-proof slower speed transportation, especially in the city of the automobile, interesting.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-21 00:14:12.558957+00 by: meuon

I have seen either these, or similar bikes, in odd places, loaded beyond what most people would put in a small truck.