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PUBLIC V3 - 2011

Regular: $695.00
Special: $350.00  (Currently not available)
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The PUBLIC V3 is our 3-speed internal hub gear, all-purpose, lightweight steel-frame urban bike. The three gears provide plenty of range for moderate hill climbing and are ideal for flat topographies. The internal hub gearing allows you to shift gears without having to pedal, whether you're stopped at an intersection or coasting. Comfortable enough for everyday trips for casual riders and reliable enough to be your everyday, rain or shine, commuter workhorse.

Signature PUBLIC features include a durable steel-frame. Guaranteed for life. Upright handlebars and relaxed frame geometry provide European feel and comfort. Featherweight aluminum chain guard and fenders keep your clothes clean. You can add a PUBLIC rear rack to carry a pannier, rear basket, or bungee your items. Add a front rack for purses, baguettes, or any lightweight items.

Color options include our classic Cream, British Racing Green, and Orange. The inside of the tire rims on the PUBLIC V3 are painted to match the frame color. We've modified the frame geometry with a sloping top tube that provides more stand-over clearance. Put simply, the PUBLIC V3 rides like butter.

We make delivery and assembly easy for you, including our unique Ready to Ride option that allows anyone to assemble a PUBLIC bike at their home or office in minutes (tools included).

  • Comfortable: Steel tubing and accurate frame geometry make for a softer ride than with other materials. Seats are designed for normal clothing.
  • Ergonomic: Upright handlebars keep you looking forward, not down. They're also kinder to your back.
  • Practical: Kickstands so you don't have to prop your bike up against a lamppost. And chain guards to keep grease off your fresh, clean clothes.
  • Modern: The Shimano Nexus system brings state-of-the-art smart technology to the shifting system. Changing through the three-gears is about as easy as shifting an automatic car.
  • Safe Braking: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: Reinforced resin pedals designed wide enough to ride with boots, pumps, flip-flops, or anything in between.
  • Durable: The hi-tensile steel frame is guaranteed for life.
  • 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.

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

Weight: 29 lbs (standard)

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

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

Handlebar: Steel commuting bar, 15 deg back sweep, 580mm wide, 25mm rise, 25.4mm clamp

Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, 15 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1" threaded steel

Grips: PUBLIC triangle grip, 125/90mm, closed end

Freewheel: Shimano 20 tooth cog

Crankset: Alloy crankset 170 mm, 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 platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle, ball bearings

Front & rear brake:Cold forged alloy dual pivot caliper brake

Shifter: Shimano Nexus Inter-3 Revoshift twist shifter

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Saddle: PUBLIC seat, 165mm 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, with reflective stripe

Inner tubes: Schrader valve

Rims: Alloy deep section, 36 hole, 700c, machined brake surface

Front hub: Alloy, nutted bolt-on axle

Rear hub: Shimano Nexus Inter-3, 3 speed internal geared hub

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

Chainguard: Alloy chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Fenders: Alloy full fender

Shipping Options:

Ready to Ride = $145
assembly manual and video

Bike Shipping $90

FedEx Ground - 7-10 business days
Packaged in a special PUBLIC Box with the PUBLIC Bicycle Tool Set.

Bike Handling $55

We like to make things easy. We ship your bike 99% assembled. You can rest assured that before your bike leaves our warehouse our mechanics have carefully trued your wheels, set your brakes, torqued all the bolts and ensured proper fuctioning. We do all the technical stuff so you don't have to.


Online purchases cannot be picked up at our San Francisco and Oakland stores. If San Francisco or Oakland is more convenient, then please visit one of our stores. Call ahead to check our inventory


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.

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.


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