Back Alley
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Back Alley

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Designed for mastering the backstreets of the urban jungle, the Back Alley is a fixed gear single speed steel bike made with equal parts artistry and attitude. It features flat bars and puts the rider in a more upright riding position to spot and dodge obstacles ahead. The Back Alley boasts riser handlebars for wheelies and bunny hopping off curbs, BMX-style grips, a steel frame, steel tubular fork, and fixed free capabilities (to run as a single speed or fixed gear), as well as removable brake hardware/cable guides for a clean look. The Back Alley was inspired by Nelson Vails—the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic Medal in cycling. Created by Raleigh in collaboration with Nelson and his best friend, famous graffiti artist, Zephyr, the Back Alley’s story actually takes place before Nelson’s Olympic days when he rode fixed gear bikes as a messenger in NYC. The frame features meaningful original illustrations by Zephyr including Nelson’s signature Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Tops, an iconic dime (what Nelson used to call his messenger service for the location of his next job), the flag of the Checkered Cab (onto which Nelson grabbed bumpers to catch rides), the notorious TOGA bike shop (where messengers hung out), and Cat’s Paw Hill in Central Park (where the crew met to ride and skate), among others.

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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 51cm / Rider Height: 5'4"-5'7" 54cm / Rider Height: 5'7"-5'10" 57cm / Rider Height: 5'10"-6' 60cm / Rider Height: 6"1"-6'3"
Seat Tube Length 520.0mm 550.0mm 580.0mm 610.0mm
Stand Over Height 750.0mm 780.0mm 795.0mm 815.0mm
Top Tube Length 525.0mm 550.0mm 570.0mm 595.0mm
Stack 393.0mm 396.0mm 410.0mm 430.0mm
Reach 515.0mm 537.0mm 558.0mm 577.0mm
Head Tube Length 100.0mm 120.0mm 140.0mm 160.0mm
Head Angle 72.0mm 73.0mm 73.5mm 73.5mm
Seat Angle 75.5mm 74.0mm 74.0mm 74.0mm
Wheel Base 982.0mm 984.0mm 1000.0mm 1025.0mm
Chain Stay Length 400.0mm 400.0mm 400.0mm 400.0mm
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 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm