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Raleigh One Way

2008



Description 

Our One Way celebrates our classic steel bikes from the 50's with a Brooks leather saddle and bar tape to a steel frame, single speed with a flip flop hub, and dynamic geometry that solidly rolls in the city as well as on dirt trails and paths. Throw in a modern aesthetic that is clean and sophisticated and you will be rolling on one smart bike.
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Frame 

Reynold 520 Butted Cr-Mo w/CNC dropouts
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Drivetrain 

Crankset: SR Suntour Single Speed 42t w/CNC guard
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge

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Fork 

4130 Classic Cr-Mo Cross
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Other 

Brake Levers: Tektro Road
Brakes: Tektro Oryx canti
Cog Set: 16t Freewheel/15t cog
Rims: Freedom RLX1.9 Double Wall
Tires: Vittoria Rondenour Cross w/reflective side 700x35c
Pedals: Road Pedals w/clips and straps
Handlebar: Alloy Road
Stem: Alloy ahead 2 bolt clamp
Seatpost: Alloy Micro adjust 27.2mm
Saddle: Brooks B17 Aged
Headset: 1-1/8 threadless
Colors: British Racing Green
Chain: KMC Z82
Hubset: (F) Alloy Sealed 32h, Track (R) Alloy Sealed 32h, Track
Spokes: 14g Stainless Steel Black
Grips: Brooks Leather, Drk Brown
Extras: SKS Fenders, Cateye reflector set, Bell, Water bottle mounts

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Price 

$501 - $750
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Websites

Official Raleigh One Way

Users who contributed to this page

timgrahl


Len Gilbert


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Leave Your Comments

timgrahl
March 21, 2008
With a Brooks saddle and Brooks bar tape... this has got to be one of the hotter commuter bikes on the market.

Len Gilbert
March 21, 2008
I love this bike. Put an internal rear hub on it and it would be perfect.

Mike Myers
March 22, 2008
I agree with Len. The One Way calls out for an internal geared hub version. It's very smart of Raleigh to spec it with the Brooks saddle and tape, and to paint it the color they have. It looks a LOT like my Gunnar, which cost 4x as much. Nice looking bike.

dprior
March 22, 2008
I saw this thing in Bicycling Magazine and had to have it. The 2008 model ditches the over-done black frame with overstated logos for a classic metallic green with minimal badging. About the only bad thing I can say about the bike is that it's heavy. Great single/fix commuter.

Robicycle
March 24, 2008
THis looks like a very fun bike for those days you want a easy commute to work. I am totaly thinking of picking somehting like this up.

spenny
March 25, 2008
How are fixies for commuting?

timgrahl
March 25, 2008
Depends... I road one for awhile and switched from fixed back to freewheel singlespeed. I got tired always turning the damn pedals. As far as singlespeeding goes, that's depends on personal preference and your terrain. If you have a lot of hills around you better be ready to stand and grind a lot, however the simplicity and ease of maintenance are nice.

Fritz
March 27, 2008
Spenny, it depends on the distance and if you don't mind pushing yourself at times. You're in Fargo which is pretty windy, which makes fixed less fun. Still, there are plenty of fixed riders in nearby MPLS.

spenny
April 6, 2008
How well does brooks leather bar tape hold up against the elements?

dprior
April 11, 2008
The stock tire setup on this bike just doesn't make too much sense. First off, the tires have directional tread, so extended use as a flip/flop doesn't make much sense. If you want to go fix for an extended period of time, you have to take the tire off the rim and reverse it. I want to ride it fix, but I'm just too lazy for that now. It's like I'm waiting for a flat. The bigger problem is that the tires just aren't that good. They're too fat for this type of bike 35c? I'd much prefer 28's, but I don't really want to waste the 35's that came on it. I should have asked the shop if they would swap them out. In the end, I'm considering buying a new set of tires that I will use for fixed gear riding in the spring/summer/fall and then switching back to single speed on the 35c's for the winter.

Mike Fink
April 16, 2008
What would you say are these weakest elements of this well-priced and -positioned bike? That is, if you were going to immediately upgrade a few things, what would they be? I'm seriously considering this, but I'm not sure what should stay and what should go. I would probably put an arc or moustache bar on it for one, and maybe upgrade pedals, but beyond that... Thanks.

clunkerider
April 18, 2008
I like the bike, looks practical but needs and chain-guard. I suppose it would be good on a mostly flat area but in the hills you had better have monster legs...if you don't, you soon will.

dprior
April 18, 2008
Mike, as I said above, the weakest link is the wheels and tires, without a doubt. The frame and fork ride well and the saddle is great. I don't agree with clunkrider. I don't think this bike needs a chain guard. It's got the plate covering the big ring, and I ride it with my pant leg down all the time without issue.

Mike Fink
April 18, 2008
thanks, d how much does yours weigh? and what would you consider a perfectly decent but not too pricey wheelset and tires for it? I'd be commuting on mixed surfaces, but mostly asphalt. thanks.

MfgEngSandiego
April 27, 2008
I kind of like the looks of the bike. I just started riding a 12-speed. I woul have to try it to be sure.

sideshowjay
April 30, 2008
Too bad it doesn't have disc brakes. I'm starting to become convinced that disc is the way to go for city commuting. Yes, I know that's heresy on a singlespeed, but, set this up with an internal 3speed hub in the back, and a set of disc brakes and it'd be about perfect.

hipvictor
April 30, 2008
We seem to be in agreement that this bike has looks going for it. I hope more bike companies understand that we like classy bikes!

sunkenjohn
April 30, 2008
the looks are classy. Could we get some gum rubber hoods, though?

!=
April 30, 2008
I agree with hipvictor. I'd like to see more bike companies make classy bikes. Most of the bikes at the LBS look too much like toys.

RASheetz
April 30, 2008
It is a real beauty!

FlippingHades
April 30, 2008
Overall it's an incredible value. My criticisms are: - only single eyelets in the rear, complicating mounting a rear rack and fenders at the same time - Track-ends instead of horizontal dropouts. Track ends are parallel to the ground instead of parallel to the brake pads, meaning you may need to re-align the brake pads if you need to move the wheel to adjust chain tension. - I've read that the canti posts in the rear are a little too high, putting the pad all the way at the bottom of the slot, which limits how far you can move the wheel to adjust chain tension. Other than that, it's an extraordinary value imo.

gmeyers
May 1, 2008
Ive been riding mine for 2 weeks, and everything is great. I did get some little rubber debris off the tires, but that has seemed to slow down over the last couple of days. The fenders did not want to line up straight, so I took them off. For the price, this is a wonderful city-singlespeed-commuter.

mitchx3
May 1, 2008
What kind of efficiency would one expect if an internally geared hub was added?

Len Gilbert
September 5, 2008
I just got this bike yesterday and, for a commuter in an urban environment, the 35s are great. The help absorb bad pavement, curb bumps, debris hits, etc and give you a nice ride. The color is really much nicer than the pics indicate. For 2009 the bike is blue, and should like nice, but I really love the British racing green with the brown Brooks saddle and tape.

RecessMonkeys
September 7, 2008
After getting sideswiped by an inattentive motorist last week, my beloved Schwinn World (SS converted) may be consigned to a place of honour on my garage wall. While recovering from my wounds, I'm shopping for a new commuter and all-arounder. I've distilled it to the One-Way and the Masi Speciale Commuter. Any thoughts?

RecessMonkeys
February 27, 2009
Finally got my hands on my new One Way. It's no lightweight, but then again, neither am I. If you want a bullet-proof commuter or all-rounder, this is a great choice. No frills 'cross geometry in 520 steel with 35c tires negates most potholes and road debris. I thought 42-16 would be a little light but it's surprisingly responsive when you want to take it up a notch. Metallic navy blue and Brooks leather look aces. One thing though; 44cm handlebars aren't standard on anything less than a 59cm frame. Easily remedied. I'm stoked for spring. Thanks to Win and the lads at Cycle Cambridge. Cheers!

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