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Practical parts for upright bicycles

Practical parts for upright bicycles

In many parts of the world it is difficult to buy a practical upright "Dutch" bicycle and utility cyclists are instead offered a choice of sport oriented mountain bikes and road bikes.

There are many advantages to a specially designed utility bicycle, and not all of these features can easily be retrofitted to a sport bicycle. However, many things can be reasonably easily changed.

Changing to North Road handlebars, and a taller, shorter stem make a huge difference to your position on the bike. You sit a bit more upright and can more easily see where you are going. You also need a wider, more comfortable saddle for the upright position. Cycling is no longer a race, but a comfortable means of transport.

Adding mudguards (fenders), chainguard and a coatguard keep you cleaner as you cycle.

A frame lock and a double stand make it possible to lock your bike and leave it standing upright when you walk away from it, while a front rack allows you to carry large amounts of cargo where you can see it and a steering damper makes a heavily loaded bike less likely to fall ove when parked.

Puncture resistant tyres make your bike much more reliable in everyday use, and dynamo lighting attached permanently to your bike is always ready to work without having to hope that your batteries are not flat.

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Union / Marwi UN-4268 35 lux dynamo headlight
Union / Marwi UN-4268 35 lux dynamo headlight
Union UN-4268
€16.70  
5 out of 5 Stars!
AXA Defender RL Frame / Wheel Lock
AXA Defender RL Frame / Wheel Lock
AXA Defender RL Frame Lock
€18.15  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Steco Transport Handlebar mounted Front Rack
Steco Transport Handlebar mounted Front Rack
Steco Transport Front Rack
€26.02  
Busch und Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo 60 lux LED dynamo headlight
Busch und Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo 60 lux LED dynamo headlight
Busch und Muller Cyo
€62.92  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Busch und Muller secula plus LED rear light
Busch und Muller secula plus LED rear light
Busch und Muller Secula Plus
€19.36  
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyre
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyre
Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre
€29.65  
5 out of 5 Stars!
AXA Luxx 70 plus dynamo headlight with USB output
AXA Luxx 70 plus dynamo headlight with USB output
AXA Luxx 70 plus
€69.88  
North Road handlebars (moustache)
North Road handlebars (moustache)
North Road handlebars
€14.88  
5 out of 5 Stars!
AXA Victory Frame / wheel lock
AXA Victory Frame / wheel lock
AXA Victory Lock
€29.89  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Busch und Muller Lumotec Retro Halogen dynamo front light - traditional shape
Busch und Muller Lumotec Retro Halogen dynamo front light - traditional shape
Busch und Muller Retro Halogen
€29.65  
80 mm Ding Dong bell
80 mm Ding Dong bell
80 mm ding dong bell
€6.90  
5 out of 5 Stars!
AXA HR-Traction Dynamo
AXA HR-Traction Dynamo
AXA HR-Traction Dynamo
€21.78  
Busch und Muller Toplight Line-Plus rear dynamo light
Busch und Muller Toplight Line-Plus rear dynamo light
Busch und Muller Toplight Line Plus rear light
€25.41  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Steco headtube mounted front rack
Steco headtube mounted front rack
Steco headtube mount rack
€27.71  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Steco front rack for V and Cantilever brake mounting
Steco front rack for V and Cantilever brake mounting
Steco V-brake rack
€33.88  
4 out of 5 Stars!
Front wheels with Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Front wheels with Sturmey Archer hub brakes
Front wheel with hub brake
€82.28  
Sturmey Archer 3 speed thumb / trigger / click shifter
Sturmey Archer 3 speed thumb / trigger / click shifter
Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifter
€14.52  
Smart Move BL112+ Traditional LED battery headlight 4 lux
Smart Move BL112+ Traditional LED battery headlight 4 lux
Smart Move BL112+
€14.22  
Steco Transport Small handlebar mount front rack
Steco Transport Small handlebar mount front rack
Steco Transport Small
€31.46  
Basil Crate for front rack
Basil Crate for front rack
Basil plastic crate
€14.22  
Shimano Nexus Chainset
Shimano Nexus Chainset
Shimano Nexus chainset
€33.88  
Steco Postal Delivery Rear Carrier Rack
Steco Postal Delivery Rear Carrier Rack
Steco Postal rear rack
€29.04  
XLC Cork bar tape
XLC Cork bar tape
Cork bar tape
€9.92  
Selle Royal RoyalGel Freeway extra comfort saddle "Moderate"
Selle Royal RoyalGel Freeway extra comfort saddle "Moderate"
Selle Royal Freeway
€30.25  
1 out of 5 Stars!