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Old 04-27-07, 08:23 AM   #1
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Now HERE's an interesting bike!

Chinese Flying Pigeon
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Old 04-27-07, 08:30 AM   #2
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And it's in your price range
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I was watching the history channel the other night. The Japanese army was riding bicycles across the maylasian peninsula on their way to invade Singapore. The bikes looked just like the one in the pics.

World Famous. Imported 15 years ago. Why do I have my doubts about both of those statements?
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Very interestint. And, it's world famous. Wish I could see more pictures of it, tho.
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there was an article about the famous Flying Pigeon cycleworks in China in Cycling Magazine in the past month or so - this was the bicycle for the people & literally millions and millions have been produced...

these days other manufacturers are taking most of the market share but the FP is still popular because it is so cheap, it is rarely stolen when a newer brand/model is parked next to it.
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Does it only have a front brake?
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http://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6...5416-1,00.html
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Does it only have a front brake?
Perhaps; I certainly don't see the second descending control rod on normally expects with rod brakes. I wonder if it's a fixed gear.

I'll keep the UO-8 for commuting, thank you!
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Hey Deeg,

Just saw this parked outside my office and got a. It's gen-u-ine Dutch city bike. They are truly lovely.
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They come with a coaster brake. They make and sell more bikes than anyone in the entire world.

http://en.flying-pigeon.cn/newEbiz1/...6eadf5a9bc896e


1970s --today: The policy of reform and opening up brings us new vitality for development. Flying Pigeon brand bicycles obtain more competitive ability. By the end of 2001, our total production has reached 70,000,000 bicycles and the exported value amounted to 6,000,000 bicycles .


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Just saw this parked outside my office and got a. It's gen-u-ine Dutch city bike. They are truly lovely.
Perhaps I'll start an international collection!
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That was a very interesting article, thanks for the link.
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I'd jump on it if I were you. Two (?) billion Chinese can't be wrong!

I never see anything this cool on the Detroit Craigslist.
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I see some Arbitrage here. $30 in China and $225 in San Diego.
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Reminds of the type of bike around when I was in my eleventeens By the time I got my Raleigh Trent Tourist when I was 13- The world famous style bikes (Or the Hercules as they were in England) were old hat. Still the bike is worth buying just for taht suspended saddle.
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Still less than buying one for $30 in China and having it shipped home.
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there was an article about the famous Flying Pigeon cycleworks in China in Cycling Magazine in the past month or so - this was the bicycle for the people & literally millions and millions have been produced...

these days other manufacturers are taking most of the market share but the FP is still popular because it is so cheap, it is rarely stolen when a newer brand/model is parked next to it.
Article in WSJ about Flying Pigeon and the Chineese bicyle industry in general a while back. The brand went broke after the state pulled their support of the company. They were making something like 14 million bikes a year. Ashes of the company are now buying parts and selling some bikes. Should be quite a good workout on that thing.
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The Chinese produce an engine kit to motorize the Flying Pigeon.
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