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Single-Speed City Bike
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Single-speed City Bike
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Love this bike
By Lisa B. in San Francisco on 09/17/14
Love this bike! I bought it for my son and it is great for getting around town. I can't wait until he moves on to a new bike so I can claim it for myself.
Awesome bike
By Christine in Oakland, CA on 08/17/14
I lovvvve my public bike! It rides like a dream! And it's so pretty, I get complements on it all the time. I was a little concerned it would be too heavy to carry up and down stairs at first but it's no problem at all.

Single-Speed City Bike

5.0 average rating • 6 customer reviews


Pre-order the New PUBLIC V1 now!

$449.00 $299.00
(Currently not available)

The new diamond frame PUBLIC V1 is everything that a great city bike should be - fun, simple, lightweight, stylish and affordable. This single-speed city bike is our most affordable PUBLIC bike.

Built using the same proven upright comfort geometry as our multi-speed PUBLIC V7 city bike, the PUBLIC V1 foregoes multiple gears in favor of a simple and efficient single-speed drivetrain.

Ideally suited for trips around town, casual riding with friends and weekend jaunts through the park, the PUBLIC V1 is a capable machine ready to go as far as you desire to pedal.

Intended for a flat or moderately hilly terrain, we have carefully selected the ideal gearing for rolling hills as well as flatter routes.

Unlike many other singlespeed bikes, our single speed PUBLIC bike allows you to coast and relax while riding, while also using powerful dual pivot brakes and alloy rims to ensure great stopping power rain or shine.

Like all PUBLIC bikes, the PUBLIC V1 city bike is built with a high quality steel frame and comes complete with matching fenders, chain guard, and painted rims. Front and rear rack mounts are also standard, ensuring you will always be able to carry your much-needed items if you add an optional rear rack. We challenge you to find a better singlespeed city bike with all these features at this price.

The PUBLIC V1 makes a great gift for yourself or others. It's simple and easy to use, perfect for beginners and offers inexpensive reliable transportation. The PUBLIC V1 will get you to the coffee shop with money left over for lattes.

Weight: 28.8 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 steel 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: Natural black rubber grip

Freewheel: 20 tooth single speed 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 CD410 1/2" x 1/8"

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

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

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Saddle: Wide memory foam comfort seat

Seat post: Alloy 25.4mm x 350mm length

Seat post clamp: Adjustable steel clamp

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c, 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: Chrome plated steel 14 gauge

Chainguard: Alloy painted to match 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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