If you love vintage style paired with modern cycling technology, the Preston is your next ride. Based on the Raleigh heritage bikes of the 40s, 50s and 60s, this classic steel single speed bike features mechanical disc brakes, wide brown, oversized tires, a vintage leather saddle with huge round spring, and reversible copper handlebars that you can flip over for a more aggressive riding position.
The Preston also includes a handful of stylish details such as a chain wheel with the heritage Heron logo, etched brass metal plates on the top tube, copper handlebars, and burnished Heron head insignias on the classy leather saddle.
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Well worth the moneyReview by Jefferson Jakes
For the price I said what the heck and ordered one. Man! These imported bikes have really upped the game! I'm just BLOWN AWAY by things like the awesome leather seat, wheels, cool tires, brakes, and build quality. They even sent an extra chain guard! All of it is strapped together with care and they use velcro instead of tie wraps! I will be looking at Raleigh a lot harder next time I need another bike and will recommend to all of my friends.(Posted on 7/29/2019)
Old is NewReview by MazdaFlyerOverall Quality
Amazing well packed in box. Ordered L size direct from Raleigh site, quick delivery by Fedex. Very easy assembly with supplied tools. Great rider out of the box, the retro style frame with modern components give this bike a cool custom rat rod look. I cleaned the tires as they seemed to still have mold release powder on them. The only negative comment I have is that the grips are too skinny but I’ll just change them. Nice leather saddle love the copper bars, nice wheelset. Being over 70 I still find this SS bike a fun ride and it has a great look and feel! No regrets.(Posted on 7/22/2019)
Great bike for fun and comfortable rides and commuting.Review by Sammy BOverall Quality
This bike arrived very quickly, assembled easily, and rides like a magical Pegasus with a copper horn (bell). Only four stars because I'm not a huge fan of the zip tied cablestays and I didn't get a cool sticker like the one I saw in the unboxing video on YouTube. It's a strong four stars, though.(Posted on 7/10/2019)
A functional bike at an incredible priceReview by CicoOverall Quality
I ordered the Preston directly from Raleigh's website and it was straightforward to assemble. The first time I jumped on the bike, I fell in love with it. Yes, it's only a single-speed and getting rolling from a stop takes some time but the sheer simplicity is wonderful. I never have to think about shifting, I can just use my legs to go as fast or slow as I need to. The brakes are also very good and they need to be because this bike can move fast! This is a really capable machine - exactly what I needed.(Posted on 6/13/2019)
Even more stylish in person the Preston will put a big smile on your face out of the box.Review by El EddieOverall Quality
Even more stylish in person the Preston will put a big smile on your face out of the box. After much research, I purchased this bike for my wife's birthday but got it big enough so I could use it too -hehe'- the bicycle glides smoothly over all city surfaces and on city park dirt paths without a problem, its a classic steel frame so it's a little on the heavier side but you wouldn't know it by how easy it keeps momentum on all city surfaces. I've since modified it with a ( custom 6 speed gear system, white lightweight wheels-set and Shimano hydraulic brakes ) the bike has dropped a few pounds and looks elegantly ferocious on the riverbed or anywhere I take it in LA.(Posted on 11/16/2018)
Frame Classic Steel, Eccentric BB, Disc Tabs Fork Classic Steel, Disc Headset Silver, 1-1/8" Threaded Cranks Forged Alloy, 170mm Sprocket Raleigh Heron 42 Tooth Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Cogset Sturmey Archer 20 Tooth Chain KMC Z410 Front Hub Alloy, 32 Hole Nutted, Disc Rear Hub Alloy, 32 Hole, Nutted, Disc Spokes 14g Rims Alloy, Double Wall, 700c, 32 Hole Tires Kenda Bitumen, 700x45c, Urban Brown Brakes Tektro Cable Acuated Mechanical Disc Brake Levers Promax Alloy Pedals VP Classic Handlebar Steel Reversible Hi-Low Bar, Copper Finnish Grips Comfort Lock-On Stem Alloy, Silver Anodized Quill, 90mm Extension, 35 Degree Rise Seat Raleigh Vintage Leather with Classic Springs Seatpost Alloy, 25.6x300mm Bike size SM / Rider Height: 5'3" - 5'6" MD / Rider Height: 5'6" - 5'9" LG / Rider Height: 5'9" - 6'0" Seat Tube Length 550.0mm 570.0mm 590.0mm Stand Over Height 791.0mm 811.0mm 829.0mm Top Tube Length 550.0mm 570.0mm 590.0mm Stack 524.0mm 545.0mm 563.0mm Reach 387.0mm 404.0mm 417.0mm Head Tube Length 90.0mm 110.0mm 130.0mm Head Angle 71.0° 71.0° 71.0° Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° Wheel Base 1057.0mm 1073.0mm 1097.0mm Chain Stay Length 455.0mm 455.0mm 455.0mm Fork Offset 60.0mm 60.0mm 60.0mm BB Height 75.0mm 75.0mm 75.0mm Stem Length Handlebar Width Crank Length Seat Post Length
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