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Old 08-17-09, 08:10 PM   #26
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15 minutes from me is a Flying Pigeons bike shop. Another cool city/urban/whatchamacallit bike. These are from China originally and are quite cool, but heavy.

http://flyingpigeon-la.com/shop/


Have you noticed some of the new bikes that Josef just got in recently??
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Old 08-17-09, 08:12 PM   #27
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Have you noticed some of the new bikes that Joseph just got in recently??
VERY Cute though I definitely need me some gears and can't have more than one bike. Our place is tiny
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The 5 speed Fryslan is pretty cool...

Hey, you just bought a bike , you don't need another.
But it doesn't hurt to look...
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The 5 speed Fryslan is pretty cool...

Hey, you just bought a bike , you don't need another.
But it doesn't hurt to look...
Madame, you don't need another bike Just saying. By the way, how many hybrid/urban/city bikes do you own?
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Madame, you don't need another bike Just saying. By the way, how many hybrid/urban/city bikes do you own?


Define hybrid/urban/city bike...

I have no Dutch bike yet...

But my 96 Marin San Rafael is a classic, American modern hybrid...at least I see it that way. The perfect urban bike-for me.
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Define hybrid/urban/city bike...

I have no Dutch bike yet...

But my 96 Marin San Rafael is a classic, American modern hybrid...at least I see it that way. The perfect urban bike-for me.
Should I pinch you now or later! GRRRR

Wait, you have 20 bikes and only ONE is a hybrid? Are you sure?
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20 bikes ?

And I thought I had problems.
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I'd have 20 bikes if I could but then I'd have no husband..lol
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Between us the girl and I have 20 bikes... mind you...she only has three (for now).

I think that I should buy her a Pashley.
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You guys are all crack heads
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You guys are all crack heads
You say that like it is a problem.
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You say that like it is a problem.
LOL, point taken But seriously, having that many bikes, you can't possibly ride them all often and do you ever break one in? That's 1.25 bikes a day for a month, or something close to that. They will last a lifetime at that rate
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LOL actually I'd be happy with the hybrid I have now and a Pashley (if it works for me) and keep the hubby

I think I can be a two bike person...of course there is not limit to the accessories I could get for either

On that note: Nite I'm off to bed...kitty is giving me the evil eye now
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I think I can ride a different bike for two weeks before I start repeating things...
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I should be fired from BF. I don't ride enough but I've learned a ton that I've started to use. I don't know if I could even be a two bike person because I do like having a car too and in L.A., need it.

I suppose I could see having my hybrid for errands and commutes and a faster bike for those rides we do on bike paths. I don't think I'd want drop bars for meandering around the city though.
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I have always thought that having two bikes is a good idea if you depend on a bike for your daily transportation as then you always have a backup ride if one fails or has to spend some time in the shop.

If a bike is just used for recreational purposes not having another bike simply means you don't ride until it is fixed.

I can break a lot of bikes before I am screwed.
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Now I have three bikes. No excuses left not to ride 'em.
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Flying Pigeon shamelessly copied Pashley's high end racer, the Guvnor. I've made it over into a traditional roadster. The Dutch would call it an opafiets. A very old fashioned city bike.
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Flying Pigeon shamelessly copied Pashley's high end racer, the Guvnor. I've made it over into a traditional roadster. The Dutch would call it an opafiets. A very old fashioned city bike.
But aren't both lines of bike VERY old and classic? Or is that a newer model?
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The Pashley Sovereign/Princess is the company's roadster. The Guvnor is a Path Racer constructed of Reynolds 531 steel. As it happens, the Guvnor has classic roadster geometry and lent itself perfectly to being transformed.

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It came with a single speed and a Brooks Professional titanium saddle but I ended up changing everything to make it a true roadster.
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But aren't both lines of bike VERY old and classic? Or is that a newer model?
The path / road racer and roadster are very old designs... the Guvnor is a modern version of a path / road bike that stays very true to the originals.
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Yes along with a very old (and rare) wheel size no one sees any more. The Guvnor has OEM alloy rims in the size. And Schwalbe carries a selection of tires for it.
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I should be fired from BF. I don't ride enough but I've learned a ton that I've started to use. I don't know if I could even be a two bike person because I do like having a car too and in L.A., need it.

I suppose I could see having my hybrid for errands and commutes and a faster bike for those rides we do on bike paths. I don't think I'd want drop bars for meandering around the city though.

Ah I think I could be because we're carfree (almost 5 years) hubby is car-less though as he says. I guess in hindsight if I had know about the Pashley beforehand I wouldve just gotten it in the 1st place but I do love my hybrid so second bike here I come.

I dont think I want drop bars either so I dont see any road bikes in my future. I test road a touring bike a few weeks ago and while it was a really nice ride I didnt like the drop bars and the brake positioning on them
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Nice bikes, but I never thought of them as hybrids, and I don't think I've seen them marketed as hybrids. By a literal definition, they surely aren't road/mtb hybrids. These bikes predate the mountain bikes, possibly tracing their heritage all the way back to the very first bikes.

Check out, for instance, the DBS City line: http://dbs.no/sykler/city These are very common bikes here in Norway, at reasonable prices.
The city 233 and city 237 is actually almost a copy of the older "cruiser style" bikes from the 1940-60`s. Great bikes, a lot of them still rolling and I`ve seen one or two posted in C&V. Here is a picture of one (28x1,75) modifyed to be a proper utility bike, seen outside a local coop

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...tilitybike.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...ilitybike2.jpg

Edit: this is the 26" (650B) version. Supercomfy ride.


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Yes along with a very old (and rare) wheel size no one sees any more. The Guvnor has OEM alloy rims in the size. And Schwalbe carries a selection of tires for it.
Pashley really wanted to build a true reproduction of their 30's path racer... from special ordering the 531 tube sets and using a period correct 635 wheel (28 oversize) they really went all out.

That wheel size has not been used on bikes for decades.

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