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Our Classic Dutch City Bike

PUBLIC C7 in Turquoise click to enlarge
Great bike for riding around town.
By D. Vito in Philadelphia, PA on 05/10/15
Love my Public bike. So much lighter than my hybrid. And sitting up straight makes all the difference. My back feels so much better on rides, and it's so pretty.
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.

PUBLIC C7 - New Colors
Our Classic Dutch City Bike

4.8 average rating • 20 customer reviews
October Special Price:
$649.00 $499.00
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Seasonal color Mint PUBLIC C7 is SOLD OUT.

The new PUBLIC C7 is a modern take on an iconic design, and our most popular, most affordable multi-speed step-through frame city bike for women and men who appreciate timeless European style.

The PUBLIC C7 offers easy shifting and a wide range of gears that can handle just about any hill around, from San Francisco to Seattle. 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 gracefully in normal clothing, whether in pants or a skirt, boots, sneakers, or sandals. This curvy step-though Dutch city bike style is a time-tested design used by women and men all over Europe.

Perfect for everyday commuting as well as casual riding, the charming cream commuter tires offer great puncture-resistance and our signature smooth ride over the roughest of city streets. Its elegant curved frame is handmade of durable, lightweight steel, and the complementing chainguard and full fenders keep your clothes clean and dry in all kinds of conditions. Strong dual-pivot brakes with quick release ensure you'll always have quick, safe stopping power close at hand. The curvy handlebars and refined antique brown saddle and handgrips offer a relaxed, upright ride perfect for gliding through traffic with ease. Front and rear rack mounts accommodate a range of baskets and cargo racks, so you can let the bike do all the heavy lifting. The PUBLIC C7 is super comfortable, safe, and great for carrying groceries, going to a meeting in a suit or dress, a weekend excursion to the beach or a casual cruise to brunch with friends.

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.

We make buying online unbelievably easy, with our unique Ready to Ride shipping option that delivers a fully assembled bike right to your doorstep, carefully tuned and packed by our mechanics in the Bay Area. And our 30-day Love at First Ride Guarantee ensures you'll love your bike, or we'll take it back. Period. Who knew buying a bike could be so much fun?

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

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

Fenders: Painted to match, steel full fenders

Chainguard: Painted to match, steel chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Shifter: Shimano 7-speed Revoshift twist shifter

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera 7-speed

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

Stem: One-piece forged alloy quill stem, 25 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1" threaded steel

Grips: PUBLIC comfort grip

Saddle: PUBLIC seat, memory foam, 198mm wide, steel polished rails

Seat post: Alloy micro-adjust 27.2mm x 350mm length, with integrated clamp

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

Freewheel: Shimano 14-34 tooth Mega Range freewheel

Chain: KMC 1/2" x 3/32"

Pedals: Alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Front & rear brake: Cold forged alloy dual pivot caliper w/ quick release lever and barrel adjuster

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c

Inner tubes: Schrader valve

Rims: Painted to match, alloy 32 hole, 700c, machined brake surface

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

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

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

Weight: 32 lbs


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

UPS 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

UPS 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. Ship to a PUBLIC Store - Free

7-10 business days for store delivery

If you live in Seattle or the SF Bay Area, you can place an order online and pick up your bike at a PUBLIC retail 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. San Francisco orders can only be picked up between 10am-1pm.

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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