Raleigh Rush Hour (2018)

$399.99

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Designed for beating traffic and slaying side streets, the Rush Hour is a fixed gear single speed steel bike with Satori track handlebars for a more aggressive road riding position. The bike boasts 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 Rush Hour 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 Rush Hour’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 flags 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 Nelson and the crew met to ride and skate), among others.

Specifications

Frame Hi-Ten Steel, Removable Cable Guides, Track Geometry
Fork Hi-Ten Steel
Headset FSA Sealed 1-1/8"
Cranks 170mm Alloy Track (58 and 61cm = 175mm)
Sprocket 42 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Cogset 16t Freewheel, 16th Fixed
Chain KMC Z410
Front Hub Formula Track, 32 Hole
Rear Hub Formula Fixed / Free (Flip-Flop), 32 Hole
Spokes 14g Stainless w/Brass Nipples
Rims Alloy Double wall
Tires Kenda K1018 700x25c
Brakes Alloy Dual Pivot Caliper
Brake Levers Alloy
Pedals Alloy 9/16" Cage
Handlebar Satori Fixter, Alloy Butted, 31.8, 42cm (40cm/SM, 44cm/ L&XL)
Grips Closed end, 1/2 Track Grips
Stem Alloy, 31.8, 7 Deg Rise, 105mm Extension (90mm for 52cm)
Seat Raleigh Classic Road
Seatpost Alloy Micro Ajust, 27.2 x 350mm

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