PUBLIC Weekly Newsletter
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Our customers share how their PUBLIC bikes make them feel
"What's not to love? Look how happy I am on my PUBLIC Bike."
“The ride of the PUBLIC bike made me smile – even in NYC traffic. The bike was surprisingly fast, and simultaneously confidence inspiring. Even I felt cool when riding PUBLIC’s D1.”
"I purchased a Cream-colored PUBLIC M3 for my girlfriend, Juliet. This is a stylish photo of us in our tweed finery at the SF Tweed Ride. Juliet loves her bike, and has named it 'Pearl'. We love riding around town together."
"I generally ride to complete errands - and have received positive acknowledgement while both riding and parked. In all my years of riding bicycles, I can't remember receiving any feedback on my ride. I think this is a testament to the efforts of PUBLIC Bikes. Since the delivery of my D3 - I've been reintroduced to the joy of riding a bicycle. In my new found bicycle euphoria, I recently I took my 32 year old "custom" road bike out for a spin. After that experience, I now am committed to my PUBLIC D3. This also prompted me to purchase a M8 for my wife to replace her old 12-speed. Thanks for a comfortable, stylish, smooth, and quiet ride."
"Bikes make me happy and they always have. It's taken 14 years of marriage, but my wife is getting the bug too. Usually our wedding anniversary celebration would include dinner at the finest restaurant in town. But for our 14th anniversary we rode to a picnic spot and sat in the grass passing notes back and forth. As we pushed our bikes throughout the grass back to the path, she looked over and said, 'That was the best anniversary ever.' "
“Just a quick note to tell you how much fun I had yesterday – and how much I LOVE my public bike. Maria and I were both saying that we feel as though a whole new world has opened up to us, a way to enjoy New York much more. I’m totally, totally hooked.”
“I feel like a million bucks on my new bike. The ease and comfort of riding is like nothing I ever could have imagined. Granted I have been riding a vintage 10 speed (only 2 speeds work) Panasonic with terrible brakes, a garbage bag over a leaky seat, no kick stand, and a chain that locks about every ten pedals. My PUBLIC Babe, as I am now calling her, has changed my life and I can’t stop talking about it!!!”
"My D8 showed up last week while I was on a fly-fishing trip with some college buddies. While fishing and reconnecting with my buddies was great, all I could think about was getting back home so that I could see my new ride. I have raced for years and have owned a lot of classic and expensive bikes (and still do), but I will have to say, for the money, this is the finest, classiest, and most desirable ride I have ever owned. I am so looking forward to many years of "oooh, where'd you get that bike?" and the "that bike is so sweet!" Well done PUBLIC. Get ready...you're about to start receiving more orders from Atlanta."
“On the bike trail next to the West Side Highway (in Manhattan) we were passed by many on far fancier, more expensive bikes, with riders wearing colourful lycra and clip-in shoes. I thought that they were a lot faster, but we were having a lot more fun.”
"I've stopped taking taxis and find I get there faster and happier with my bike. Though she's getting a city patina, she makes me--and others--smile. I was stopped in the West Village yesterday by a guy who wanted to take a look; I offered a joy ride (and held his bag of groceries as collateral).”
"Thank you for making the buying experience such a pleasure. Wow! It could not have been better. Now the bike, a double wow! Riding home on my new PUBLIC bike was like floating on a cloud of happiness. I was transformed into a giggling girl with a smile so big it was infectious. It was a scene that begged attention.”