Last week, I had the exciting opportunity to pick up a new ride from Public Bikes at their new shop location on Main Street in Santa Monica. After years of just owning a beach cruiser, it was time for me to upgrade to something a little more sophisticated and realistic. After talking with the team, I found my dream bike: the C7 Classic Dutch City Bike. Not only is this the ideal bike for all activities, the step through design allows me to wear dresses without feeling like I'm going to have some SOS chain emergencies or flash the world.
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.
Upon arriving to the shop, I was greeted and taken care of by the coolest guys, making the process even easier than imagined. I left not only with an amazing new bike, but I added some necessary bells and whistles including a brass bike bell and of course, a cup holder for my coffee.
I left feeling like a little kid, thinking about where to ride my bike first. Obviously to get a cup of coffee, of course.
GTG! It's time to take my love Public.