Flying Pigeon

A reader (thanks to Matt) directed me to Flying Pigeon NYC, a local dealer for the terrific bikes of the same name. In this context, both local and terrific are relative terms. Regarding the former, NYC is closer to me than any part of China. Regarding the later, Lance doesn’t ride a Flying Pigeon, but […]

The Xtracycle Radish

If you’re looking for a perky radish, you can’t go wrong with the one in Henri Rousseau’s Pink Candle (see above), but since you’re here at Bikes-For-The-Rest-Of-Us, I have to assume these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.How about this Radish, from Xtracycle, One-Of-Our-Favorite-Companies-Ever: The Radish is Xtracycle’s latest creation: a full longtail bike that […]

Catching On

From today’s Washington Post: What’s happening is, the American conception of the bicycle-as-toy and the bicycle-as-sports-equipment is being infiltrated by the European notion of the bicycle-as-transportation and the Asian notion of the bicycle-as-cargo-hauler. The idea has dawned that, guess what, contrary to the biker dogma of the 1970s and 1980s, you don’t have to break […]