Flying Pigeon, a love story

This wonderfully shot video from the Yu Lu agency in Canada distills the cyclechic ethos down to its purest elements: regular clothes, an inexpensive but well equipped commuter bike, and the connectedness a person feels with their surroundings when riding a bicycle.  Then it adds a little bit of velocupid’s magic.

The Flying Pigeon Bicycle from yulu canada on Vimeo.

This may still be advertising and part of our consumer society, but they sure did it right by me.  It hits all my buttons.  If I didn’t have a Dutch bike in the garage and a wife I fall more in love with every day, I would be running down to Ben’s Cycle on Milwaukee’s south side or over to Yellow Jersey on State St. in Madison to buy a Flying Pigeon.

About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 11 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave lives with his wife Liz and daughter Frankie in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's west side.

3 thoughts on “Flying Pigeon, a love story

  1. I’ve looked into Flying Pigeons.

    From what I’ve read, they’ve got some build quality issues but can be fun to work on and modify a bit.

    Lovely video though.

    • Yeah, they are a bit poorly constructed, but I guess that is why they are so inexpensive. Still, probably billions of people ride them since they are one of the primary bikes in India and China.

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