ABOUT | BLOG | PRESS | CONTACT888-450-0123Items: 0
PUBLIC Weekly Newsletter
news, offers, essays, and a chance to win $50
Bikes    >    PUBLIC C7
Classic Dutch City Bike
see also: PUBLIC C1 | PUBLIC C7i | PUBLIC M7i
Best Dutch city bike
shown: PUBLIC C7 2014 in Red click image above to enlarge
  • Best Dutch city bike
  • Dutch city bike
  • Affordable Dutch city bike
  • Beach cruiser bike
  • Best women's bike
  • Best ladies bike
  • Best cruiser bike
  • Best affordable Dutch bike
  • Womens hybrid bike
  • Best Dutch bike
  • Best hybrid bike for women
  • Cheap Dutch city bike
ESSENTIALS
CUSTOMERS ALSO LIKE

PUBLIC C7
Classic Dutch City Bike

List $649
August Special Price
$479.00
step 1:
step 2:

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.

Details:

  • 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: 29 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

SHIPPING OPTIONS

OPTION 1: Ready to Ride - Bike Shipping & Handling - $135.00

FedEx Ground - 7-10 business days - Signature Required

Your Ready to Ride bike is inspected and 99% assembled in the Bay Area by our expert mechanics before shipping. Your bike will arrive Ready to Ride with only a few simple steps needed to get pedaling. It's so straightforward that unpacking the box takes longer than completing the final assembly. 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.

OPTION 2: Find Your Own Mechanic - Shipping Only (Unassembled Bike) - $55.00

FedEx Ground - 7-10 business days - Signature Required

Your bike is shipped without pre-assembly in a factory box - the same way they're shipped to our bike shop dealers for assembly. You will need to contact a reputable bike shop in your area to schedule an appointment for their mechanics to build and tune the bike. You will need to arrange transport of the large bike box to the shop. Typical bike shop assembly service costs $75-$100 and usually must be scheduled a week in advance. To ensure your bike is safe to ride, we only recommend assembly by professional bicycle mechanics with specialty tools and training.

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.

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

OPTION 3: San Francisco Bay Area Local Pickup - Free
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can place an order online and pick up your assembled bike at Oakland or San Francisco Valencia stores. It will take 7-10 business days to deliver your order to a store. We will call you when it is ready for pick-up.

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 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, well take it back. Period.


Terms of Use | Privacy Policy   Copyright © 2010 Public Bikes, Inc.


What's your size?
PUBLIC C1, C7 & C7iPUBLIC V1, V7 & V7i
S / M4'8" - 5'5" S / M5'2" - 5'7"
M / L5'6" - 5'10" M / L5'8" - 6'2"
PUBLIC M7i PUBLIC D8i
S / M5'0" - 5'6" S5'3" - 5'8"
M / L5'7" - 6'0" M5'8" - 6'0"
L6'0" - 6'5"