Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Public Bikes
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10-05-10, 05:47 PM
Has anyone checked these out? They look interesting - reasonably priced, kind of generic but it looks like they're well thought out.
They're basically old/European style single speeds.
i've seen them before.
They are owned by Design Within Reach (yes, the furniture company who's prices are certainly not within reach)
10-05-10, 06:16 PM
(yes, the furniture company who's prices are certainly not within reach)
10-05-10, 06:20 PM
Design Within Reach - interesting. They're known for knocking off great designers. So it's more of a fashion bike. It's pretty close to what I had in mind for my wife.
10-05-10, 07:37 PM
When is IKEA going to start making bikes?
10-05-10, 07:39 PM
What the...I was just about to type the same thing....
I know IKEAs in Amsterdam (http://www.bike-eu.com/news/2865/ikea-starts-selling-bikes.html)started to sell them back in 2008 already.
They remind me of Republic bikes:
This made me laugh:
"I still ride around on a steel frame bike (just like our PUBLIC D (http://publicbikes.com/p/PUBLIC-D8) series) that I purchased in 1986 for $800. It has been up and down the West Coast, to Hawaii, Italy, France, Wales, and places I am too old to remember. Our good friends at American Cyclery (http://www.americancyclery.com/) in San Francisco have overhauled it once, two years ago. But the frame and forks are still original. The bike is still pretty, and it still turns heads. I do not have any other object that has given me as much pleasure and good value. You should expect the same from a PUBLIC bike."
- Rob Forbes, Founder
The founder goes on about a mid 80's bike and then tries to tie it back to a Public bike with that a consumer should have the same expectations ? What does another brand of bike made 2 1/2 decades ago have anything to do with a Public bike ? There are hi-ten bikes made 3+ decades ago that are still ridable.
10-06-10, 06:42 AM
This thread needs a link to that Ron White skit.....
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