We just got in the new 2012 Raleigh Back Alley and they look stellar. As we all know, it's pretty flat here in Fargo-Moorhead, so it's the perfect playground for 'fixie' riding. The only thing it's missing is a matching purple-ano bell.
Raleigh start with a great Reynolds 520 frame and pairs it with a solid 4130 chromoly fork. This creates a very stable and fun bike to ride.
They also add some great highlights with matching purple grips, seat collar, and go even as far as purple alloy spoke nipples. Raleigh's steel 'Heritage' bikes really go back to the roots that Raleigh is known for.