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5.0 AVERAGE RATING
My day-to-day ride
By Adam G. in San Francisco, CA on 12/28/13
I bought a Public bike as a commuting bike. It's fun. It's stylish. It's not a sport bike, and I don't want it to be. It is my day-to-day ride.
What's been interesting for me, and the reason for this review, is the great level of service I've received from the Public team.... This has been on multiple occasions. The most recent example -- helping me get put back together after someone stole my bike seat.
PUBLIC V7i 2014
5.0 average rating • 1 customer reviews
FREE BIKE SHIPPING - Ends Monday, July 6
July Special Price:
SELL OUT RISK HIGH - fewer than 5 bikes left in S/M size only.
Whether it's a casual weekend spin in the park, or a daily commuter bike for cross-town riding, the PUBLIC V7i will take you anywhere you desire to go and back again. Like all PUBLIC Bikes, the PUBLIC V7i comes equipped with a high quality steel frame, painted to match rims, chain guard and fenders, color coordinated cables, and high quality comfort saddle.
What makes the PUBLIC V7i an especially good commuter bike is the Shimano Nexus 7 speed internally geared rear hub. This robust and durable shifting system delivers quick and easy gear changes, allowing the rider to select any gear they wish while pedaling or at a full stop; perfect for stop and go city riding. Virtually maintenance free, the Shimano Nexus 7 speed hub is a proven design with a reputation for quality and reliability. In addition to the upgraded drivetrain, the PUBLIC V7i receives our strongest double walled alloy rims, which provide additional durability over even the roughest pavement. Like the PUBLIC V1 and V7, the V7i commuter bike is built around our classic diamond shaped steel frame with a slightly sloping top tube to provide better stand over clearance for all riders.
In keeping with our love for simple, clean and functional bicycles, the PUBLIC V7i includes everything you need and nothing you dont. In addition to the smooth shifting Shimano Nexus 7 speed hub, the PUBLIC V7i comes standard with powerful modern dual pivot brakes to ensure safe and reliable braking in all conditions. Also standard on all PUBLIC V7i bikes are tires with 3M reflective sidewalls to provide additional visibility and safety at night. Like all PUBLIC bikes, the PUBLIC V7i includes front and rear rack mounts making it easy to add a rack and carry items with a pannier or basket. Many PUBLIC owners choose to further customize their bikes with Brooks saddles and special grips .
We designed the PUBLIC V7i to meet the requests of customers who asked for a high quality internally geared city bike with style, function and versatility that would be fun and easy to ride. We love the PUBLIC V7i and are so sure that you will too, we offer our Love at First Ride guarantee. If you do not love your new PUBLIC bike from the very first ride we will take it back. Period.
Ordering your new PUBLIC bike 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.
Love at First Ride guarantee: If you do not love your bike from the very first ride, we will take it back. Period.
Delivery: Your bike is ready to ship within 3-5 business days. We'll deliver it to your door.
Weight: 30 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
Freewheel: Freewheel: Shimano 20 tooth cog
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 Nexus Inter-7 Revoshift twist shifter
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 with 3M reflective sidewall, cream color
Inner tubes: Presta valve
Rims: Alloy deep double walled, 36 hole, painted to match bike color, 700c, machined brake surface
Front hub: Alloy low flange, nutted bolt-on axle
Rear hub: Shimano Nexus Inter-7, 7 speed internal geared hub
Spokes: Stainless steel 14G
Chainguard: Alloy chainguard
Kickstand: Alloy center mount
Fenders: Steel full fender
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.
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.
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: