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Alex327

How to buy a traditional Flying Pigeon bike

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Alex327

I visited China several times in the past for business and wanted to get one of the traditional Flying Pigeon bikes PA-02 or PA-06. But I never had time to find a bike shop or figure out how to have it shipped to the US. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can do that now without traveling to China?

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abcdefg

I see several listed on E-Bay and Amazon. Didn't check the model numbers. 

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Alex327

The website is no longer active. And the bikes on Amazon and eBay are modern and not the traditional style with rod brakes etc.

Thanks for the ideas!

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Zbigniew

I do see genuine Flying Pigeons come up fairly often on Ebay UK.  There's a vintage one with rod brakes et al. available at the moment. In the U.S. Craigslist or Ebay would seem to be your best bet for finding the genuine item (i.e. a secondhand one, most probably). Presumably a secondhand one would be acceptable to you.

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abcdefg

@Alex327 -- Not sure if you're still around, but this weekend I rode my bike to the outdoor vegetable market and parked beside this old-style, unrestored Flying Pigeon, which appeared to be still in use. (I live in an older section of Kunming.) 

 

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Tkj

I have a flying pigeon I want to sell unrestored but looked after 

original 1950's import from China 

double crossbar rod brakes panniers 

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abcdefg

They guy who posted the original question disappeared almost immediately. Doubt he was a serious buyer. 

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Alex327

I'm still here. Don't check this forum regularly. I think I sent a private message to abcdef. Let me know if you didn't get it.

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abcdefg
9 hours ago, Alex327 said:

I think I sent a private message to abcdef. Let me know if you didn't get it.

 

Didn't get it. Please try again. 

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Shelley

You can't send private messages until you have made 5 posts.

 

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Alex327

Abcdefg, I can't send a pm yet but was wondering if you could tell me what you know of the history of the bike. Is the bike in the US? Do you know if things like replacement tires, chains, brake pads are available for this type of bike? Are bike shops in China able to maintain them any longer?

Thanks!

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