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PUBLIC M8 - Valencia
$1,250.00 (IN STOCK)
(Currently not available)
We love stripes. You've seen them on our helmets, our bikes, and other PUBLIC gear. Now I've designed a stripe fender that turns our Classic PUBLIC M8 into a signature piece of visual design in motion. The Valencia also features a cream leather seat, matching cream grips, and red cable housing to complete the ensemble.
This is a prototype and not available until Spring 2012. We're taking orders now through the end of the year for a limited production run. If you want to get some extra attention when you ride next spring, this model should fit the bill.Please let us know your size in the shipping notes during checkout: Small (4'11"-5'3"), Medium (5'3"-5'8"), Large (5'8"-6'0")
The PUBLIC M8 is an easy-shifting eight-speed bike suitable for all cities, even for the hills of San Francisco. Think of it as an elegant workhorse. The Shimano eight-speed gearing system provides power and speed on flatlands, and takes the sweat out of carrying heavy office materials, your laptop or groceries. Simply stated, it makes city riding easy, and we recommend it to anyone who plans to ride often and in varying road conditions. Our M8 incorporates the step-through frame design that is optimal for city riding when you frequently need to stop and put your feet on the ground -- especially suited for those who wear skirts or prefer not to swing a leg over a typical crossbar. In Europe it would not be referred to as a girls bike, as many men also prefer this style for its comfort and practicality. And so do we.
Designers note: The frame design is based on the classic Parisian "Mixte" that was one of the most popular and enduring city bikes during the 1960s and 1970s. We picked the frame style for the elegant "bird-like" nature of the construction. It's like riding on a fine piece of engineering; architects and designers are especially drawn to it.
Delivery: This bike will not be available until Spring 2012. Place your order now to get on the waiting list. We'll deliver it to your door.
Weight: 31.7 lbs
Frame: PUBLIC 4130 chromoly steel frame, with fender and rack braze-ons, integrated kickstand bracket
Fork: PUBLIC 4130 chromoly steel fork, with PUBLIC investment cast fork crown, with fender and rack braze-ons
Handlebar: Alloy commuting bar, 25 deg back sweep, 590mm wide, 25mm rise, 25.4mm clamp
Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, 25 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
Headset: 1" threaded alloy
Grips: PUBLIC White Leather Ergo Grip, 125/90mm, closed end
Freewheel: Shimano 20 tooth cog
Crankset: Alloy crankset, 42 tooth chainring, square taper
Bottom bracket: Square taper BSA English threaded cartridge bottom bracket
Chain: KMC Z410, 1/2" x 1/8"
Pedals: PUBLIC Butterfly alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle, ball bearings
Front & rear brake: Alloy dual pivot caliper brake, super long reach (55-73mm), 1-pc pads
Shifter: Shimano Nexus Inter-8 Revoshift twist shifter
Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever
Saddle: Selle Royal Contour White Nabuk Leather Seat
Seat post: Alloy 1 bolt, 27.2mm
Seat post clamp: Alloy 1 bolt
Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c, 60TPI, with reflective stripe
Inner tubes: Presta valve
Rims: Alloy deep section, 36 hole, 700c, machined brake surface
Front hub: Alloy, nutted bolt-on axle
Rear hub: Shimano Nexus Inter-8, 8 speed internal geared hub
Spokes: Stainless steel 14G
Chainguard: Alloy chainguard
Kickstand: Alloy center mount
Fenders: Alloy full fender with PUBLIC Stripes
Ready to Ride = $135 Shipping
Bike Shop Assembly is not available for this bike.
Oakland Pick Up = FREE
Notes: All bikes are shipped via FedEx.
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.
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