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Cyclists’ Social

March 4, 2015


BACH (Bicycle Alliance Chapel Hill) is hosting a cyclists’ social this Thursday, March 5th at 7pm.

They’ll be serving free bike gas (aka food!) and good vibes at Hickory Tavern in the Hampton next door.

Snow Jams!

February 26, 2015

More Mount Eerie:

Ibis Mojo HD3

January 27, 2015
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We recently added Ibis to our quiver of shred sleds and it was extremely exciting to get one of the very first available HD3’s into the stand last week.

The HD3 is the living embodiment of everything that’s right and good in the world of modern trails bikes: obscenely light and strong with a long front-center, short chainstays, slack headtube, plush yet efficient suspension (DW-Link), and a dayglo paintjob.

With all the latest, greatest bits bolted to it (Rock Shox Pike, Cane Creek DB Inline, SRAM XX1, etc), it was an act of sheer will not to ditch work and take this bike out to the trails for a proper test ride.

The crown jewel of this build is the Ibis 741 wheelset: ultrawide (41mm) carbon rims give any tire a larger than life footprint without compromising weight or strength.  With prebuilt wheelsets readily available, as well as a rim only option, both at reasonable (for carbon) prices, I expect we’ll see a lot more of these rolling around in the coming year.

Ibis doesn’t have every bike for every ride, but each bike they produce is the perfect bike for it’s job.  More info:

Free Money Friday…

January 16, 2015

11480_Surly Super Fan Final

…from the fine folks at Surly: $150 off any complete Surly bike, in stock or special order, now through April 1st.


Fifth Annual Wheel Deal

January 13, 2015

Readymade may have been good enough for Marcel Duchamp’s bicycle wheel, but it was just stuck to a stool.

Winter is here at last and Crazy Basta’s Fifth Annual Wheel Deal is in full swing!

Now through the end of February, any combination of hub, rim, and spoke that you can dream up will be lovingly built by one of our highly trained, though occasionally crabby, mechanics for the unbelievably low price of $5 per wheel!

No brainer disclaimer: this exceptionally low price only applies to wheels built with new parts purchased here.

Call or email now.  Operators are standing by!




High Noon Ride

December 31, 2014


1/1/15.  Noon.  BAB.

Holiday Hours

December 23, 2014


Back Alley Bikes will close at 7pm on Tuesday, 12/23/14 and re-open at 10am on Friday, 1/2/15.


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