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Classic Dutch City Bike
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Affordable Dutch city bike
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Commuter bike that looks fun and feels amazing
By Elizabeth D. in San Francisco, CA on 08/20/14
I am so happy with my purchase, and smile every time people give compliments to my new and super pretty companion. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to buy a commuter bike that looks fun and feels amazing.
I feel so fancy free
By Karen F. in San Francisco, CA on 05/12/12
Like quitting smoking, getting back into cycling can take a number of attempts before you are successful.

Last year in May 2011, I was unemployed and thought that getting back into cycling would be a great idea. I was actively interviewing, and the last thing I wanted to do was reenter the workforce heavier. So I took my old trek mountain bike out for a spin. Granted, I hadn't really ridden a bike since high school, so I was a little rusty.

Well, I was so rusty I managed to literally fly over my handlebars no more than 2 blocks from my front door and bruised/cracked a rib. That shit hurts! Luckily I was wearing a helmet (safety first).

As my rib healed, I thought about what I really, really wanted in a bicycle. I certainly wanted comfort, safety, and a reasonable price, but I'm not gonna lie: I wanna look cute on it, dammit! That's when I realized that even if I did get all good at cycling again (and knew I would), I would NEVER ride my trek mountain bike on a regular basis, because it just wasn't cute.

During this time, I had found a job and was taking not one, but TWO MUNI buses to and FROM work each day, and hated every stinkin' minute of it! No decent human being should be subjected to that much MUNI. It will break you.

So after much research, I bought a cream-colored C7 in September 2011, and have been biking to and from work, yoga, and all over the place ever since! The saleslady was super nice and my C7 has met and exceeded all of my requirements. AND I look super cute on it (tip: drivers tend to be a lot nicer when you ride in a dress). I feel so fancy free on it, and get to observe a helluva lot more going on in this gorgeous and crazy city of ours.

There are occasional days when I think I don't have the energy to ride to work, so I'll take MUNI, and I always end up wishing I rode to work instead. ALWAYS! At least on the bike I have a seat, right?

I like to think that I'm now one of the baddest cycling mofos on Market street. Well, at least until some kid on a fixie passes me :)

Classic Dutch City Bike

4.7 average rating • 11 customer reviews

TAX DAY SALE: Now $429
Take an extra $50 off with Promo Code TAXDAY50

For additional size and color options, order the New PUBLIC C7 here.

March Clearance Price:
Regular: $649.00
Special: $479.00  (Currently not available)
(Currently not available)


SOLD OUT: Powder Blue, Cream, Yellow, Red and Violet.

The PUBLIC C7 is our most popular, lightweight and affordable multi-speed bicycle. The easy-shifting 7-speed drivetrain has a wide range of gears to take you virtually anywhere and back, even up and down the tough hills of San Francisco. With a design inspired by the classic Dutch city bike, the C7's step through frame allows you to get on and off the bike easily in normal clothing. This curvy step-though Dutch city bike style is a time tested design used by women and men all over Europe.

The PUBLIC C7 is perfect for everyday commuting as well as casual riding - for carrying groceries, going to a meeting in a suit or dress, or just kicking around town with friends. Signature PUBLIC features include lightweight, durable steel-frame, featherweight aluminum chain guard and sturdy fenders to keep your clothes clean. It is especially well suited for those who wear skirts or prefer not to swing a leg over a typical frame crossbar. Its super comfortable, safe, and rides like butter.

The PUBLIC C7 is a fashion-forward Dutch-style city bike with classic styling details. All PUBLIC bikes include painted to match rims, color coordinated cable housing, cream tires, and optional matching rear racks. You can further customize your PUBLIC with panniers, baskets, special grips, a Brooks saddle, or other accessories to suit your personality and needs. The PUBLIC C7 brings a level of quality at an affordable price that's hard to beat.

Ordering your new PUBLIC online is fast and easy. We offer multiple shipping options and can ship directly to your home or office. Our most popular shipping option is our fully assembled Ready to Ride shipping. With our Ready to Ride shipping, the only assembly required is taking the bike out of the box and installing the pedals (tools included). Learn more about PUBLIC Shipping options under the Shipping tab on this page.


  • Comfortable: Classic steel tubing and upright frame geometry make for an exceptionally smooth ride. Chainguards, fenders and wide memory foam saddles ensure you can ride comfortably in normal clothing.
  • Ergonomic: Upright handlebars provide a relaxed riding position and prevent you from hunching over.
  • Practical: Fenders and chainguards keep your clothes clean year round. Kickstands make for convenient bike parking for trips around town
  • Modern: The Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur and twist shifter allow fast and easy gear changes with a twist of the wrist.
  • Safe Braking: Modern dual pivot alloy brakes combine with lightweight alloy rims with machined brake surfaces for quick, safe and controlled stops. City Smart: 35 MM tires are wide enough to handle curbs and potholes but narrow enough for speed.
  • Feet Friendly: Full alloy pedals with rubber grip surface are wide enough to ride with boots, pumps, flip-flops, or anything in between.
  • Durable: The hi-tensile steel frame is smooth, durable and guaranteed for life.

Love At First Ride Or Your Money Back: If you do not love your bike from the very first ride, we'll take it back. Period.

Delivery: Your bike is ready to ship within 3-5 business days. We'll deliver it to your door.

Weight: 30.9 lbs

Frame: PUBLIC hi-tensile steel frame, with fender and rack braze-ons, integrated kickstand bracket

Fork: PUBLIC hi-tensile steel unicrown fork, with fender and rack braze-ons

Handlebar: Classic swept back alloy city bar, 580mm wide, 75mm rise, 25.4mm clamp

Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, 25 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1" threaded steel

Grips: PUBLIC comfort grip, brown

Freewheel: Shimano 14-34 tooth Mega Range freewheel

Crankset: Alloy crank set 170mm, 39 tooth chainring with outer chainring guard, square taper

Bottom bracket: Square taper BSA English threaded cartridge bottom bracket

Chain: KMC Z510, 1/2" x 3/32" rustproof

Pedals: PUBLIC alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle, ball bearings

Front & rear brake: Cold forged alloy dual pivot caliper, EN Standard brake pads

Shifter: Shimano 7-speed Revoshift twist shifter

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera 7-speed

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Saddle: PUBLIC seat, memory foam, 195mm wide, steel polished rails

Seat post: Alloy micro-adjust 27.2mm x 350mm length

Seat post clamp: Alloy 1 bolt

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c, 60TPI, cream color

Inner tubes: Schrader valve

Rims: Alloy 32 hole, painted to match bike color, 700c, machined brake surface

Front hub: Alloy low flange 32 hole, nutted bolt-on axle

Rear hub: Alloy low flange 32 hole, nutted bolt-on axle

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

Chainguard: Alloy chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Fenders: Steel full fenders


1. Ready to Ride - Delivered to Your Door, 99% Assembled - $135.00

FedEx Ground - 7-10 business days - Signature Required

You'll receive a bike that's been carefully built and fine-tuned by our expert mechanics in the Bay Area. Your bike will arrive Ready to Ride, with only a few simple steps needed to get pedaling. We recommend this as our best value option.

Take a peek at our Ready To Ride Assembly Video to see how easy it is and read more about our delivery options.

Delivery to Hawaii and Alaska is currently not available online. Please contact us for additional information. We do not ship any products outside of the United States.

2. Find Your Own Mechanic - Barebones Shipping of Un-assembled Bikes - $55.00

FedEx Ground - 7-10 business days - Signature Required

You'll receive an unbuilt bike in a factory box that hasn't been fine-tuned by our mechanics. To ensure your bike is safe to ride, we only recommend assembly in a bike shop by professional bicycle mechanics with specialty tools and training.

We highly recommend our easy Ready to Ride assembly and shipping option to save you time and money. Read more about our delivery options.

3. San Francisco Bay Area Store Pickup - Free

7-10 business days for store delivery

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can place an order online and pick up your bike at our San Francisco or Oakland store. It will take 7-10 business days to deliver your order to the store. We will call you when it is ready for pickup.

Can't wait and need it now? Call any of our stores to see if we have your items in stock. If one of our stores has what you're looking for, you can place an order with them over the phone instead of online.

Love At First Ride Or Your Money Back:
The ride itself may be the best thing about your PUBLIC bike. Which is why we offer our Love at First Ride guarantee. If you do not love your bike from the very first ride, we'll take it back. Period.

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