Back Alley
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Through the shadows and back streets, ride a winner with the Back Alley — our fixed gear single-speed flat-bar bike inspired by an NYC bike messenger turned Olympian.
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Designed for navigating the urban jungle, the Back Alley is a single-speed steel bike created in collaboration with Olympic cycling medalist Nelson Vails. This city bike features flat bars to make easy work of spotting and dodging obstacles.The flip-flop rear wheel can be run as a fixed gear or freehub to suit your style.

Nelson’s best friend, the graffiti artist Zephyr, designed the red colorway, featuring understated references to Nelson’s early days as a bike messenger in New York City, such as his signature Converse high-tops and Cat’s Paw Hill in Central Park, where Nelson and his crew would ride. The grey colorway offers an unadorned option for the true minimalist. Master your urban domain on the Back Alley.

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Fun to ride bicycle

Review by Steve
Overall Quality

Could not pass up a terrific deal on a Raleigh Back Alley. I assembled the bike in 20 minutes after liberating it from zip ties and packaging. The tools you will need are included.
I tightened all fasteners with a bicycle specific torque wrench. A plastic chain guard is also included along with the necessary hardware.

The wheels were true, no wobble, no hop. I centered the front brake caliper; the rear caliper needed no adjustment. The rear wheel was off center about 2mm. Centering was easy. The paint showed small abrasion marks on the right seat stay near the brake caliper.

Standover for the 57cm frame is listed as 795mm on the RaleighUSA website. The standover height on the 57cm that I received is 831.85 (32.75""). My inseam is 33 inches barefoot and there is precious little space between me and the top tube. Beware when you order if standover is of concern.

I upgraded the pedals, checked all fasteners, adjusted the brakes and went for a ride. Loved it. Smooth, quiet, responsive. The grey frame and black wheels, bars, crank, spokes, and brakes give my Back Alley a no nonsense military look that appeals to me. The Back Alley exudes strength and durability.

The Back Alley is a fantastic deal. You get a lot for your money. Buy one before they sell out.

(Posted on 11/29/2018)

Bought it......Liked it.....Maybe you will too!

Review by Rambling Man
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Solid low cost city transportation, and it's a Raleigh

(Posted on 12/21/2017)

Raleigh quality, basic transportation........... that's a good combination!

Review by Gray Ghost
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This Raleigh Back Alley looks much better in person than in the few pictures provided. The dark red steel frame and black components go together great. Sure, you'll probably want to replace a few things, maybe the pedals, seat and bell, but the basics are solid. The Back Alley is easy to ride and extremely sturdy.
Reasonable price and old school fun should seal the deal.

(Posted on 12/12/2017)

solid bike

Review by Steve
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solid bike for price

(Posted on 10/5/2017)
Frame Hi-Ten Steel With Removable Cable Guides
Fork Hi-Ten Steel With Die-Cast Drop Outs
Headset Sealed 1 1/8"
Cranks 170mm Alloy Track (Large and X-Large = 175mm)
Sprocket 42t
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Cogset 16 Tooth Freewheel, 16 Tooth Fixed
Chain KMC Z410
Front Hub Alloy High Flange, 32 hole
Rear Hub Alloy High Flange, Fixed / Free (Flip-Flop), 32 hole
Spokes 14g Stainless, Brass Nipples
Rims Alloy, 40mm High Profile
Tires Kenda 193, 700x32c
Brakes Alloy Dual Pivot Caliper
Brake Levers Alloy
Pedals PC Platform
Handlebar Alloy, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, 620mm Wide, 45mm Rise, 6 Deg Backsweep, 6 Deg Upsweep
Grips Flangeless, 130mm
Stem Alloy, 31.8, 7 Deg Rise, 105mm Extension (90mm for Small)
Seat Raleigh Classic Road
Seatpost Alloy Micro Ajust, 27.2 x 350mm
Bike size 52cm / Rider Height: 5'4"-5'7" 55cm / Rider Height: 5'7"-5'10" 57cm / Rider Height: 5'10"-6'1" 60cm / Rider Height: 6'1"-6'3"
Seat Tube Length 520.0mm 550.0mm 580.0mm 610.0mm
Stand Over Height 775.0mm 800.0mm 825.0mm 851.0mm
Top Tube Length 525.0mm 550.0mm 570.0mm 595.0mm
Stack 513.0mm 535.0mm 556.0mm 577.0mm
Reach 392.0mm 397.0mm 410.0mm 430.0mm
Head Tube Length 100.0mm 120.0mm 140.0mm 160.0mm
Head Angle 72.0° 73.0° 73.5° 73.5°
Seat Angle 75.5° 74.0° 74.0° 74.0°
Wheel Base 1020.0mm 1022.0mm 1038.0mm 1063.0mm
Chain Stay Length 435.0mm 435.0mm 435.0mm 435.0mm
Fork Offset 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm
BB Height 60.0mm 60.0mm 60.0mm 60.0mm
Stem Length 90.0mm 100.0mm 100.0mm 110.0mm
Handlebar Width 600.0mm 600.0mm 600.0mm 600.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 172.5mm 175.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length

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