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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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Fixed position quill type handlebar stem
Fixed position quill type handlebar stem
Fixed position quill stem
€12.10  
Ergonomic handlebar grips - Velo Ergogel D3
Ergonomic handlebar grips - Velo Ergogel D3
Ergonomic handlebar grips
€9.68  
Steco Tas-Mee carrier rack extender
Steco Tas-Mee carrier rack extender
Steco tas-mee carrier extender
€16.34  
Steco Attache-mee briefcase carrier for bicycle rack
Steco Attache-mee briefcase carrier for bicycle rack
Steco Attache-mee briefcase carrier
€38.72  
Steco Krat-mee - for carrying wide objects such as crates on a bike
Steco Krat-mee - for carrying wide objects such as crates on a bike
Steco Krat-mee
€18.27  
Steco Dutch style sturdy luggage rack (with or without stand)
Steco Dutch style sturdy luggage rack (with or without stand)
Sturdy Dutch luggage rack
€12.16  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Spanninga turning bell
Spanninga turning bell
Spanninga turning bell
€3.51  
Mini ping bell
Mini ping bell
Mini ping bell
€2.54  
Gazelle handlebar grip bell (includes pair of handlebar grips)
Gazelle handlebar grip bell (includes pair of handlebar grips)
Gazelle handlebar grip bell
€25.41  
Hesling Original full chainguard / chaincase
Hesling Original full chainguard / chaincase
Hesling Original full chain guard
€15.73  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Schwalbe tyres for Kronan bikes
Schwalbe tyres for Kronan bikes
Schwalbe tyres for Kronan bicycles
€22.99  
Schwalbe Big Apple tyres
Schwalbe Big Apple tyres
Schwalbe Big Apple
€22.36  
Tektro RT354A V-brake levers
Tektro RT354A V-brake levers
Tektro RT354A brake levers
€12.18  
Foam handlebar grips
Foam handlebar grips
Foam handlebar grips
€5.57  
Hebie Steering Damper
Hebie Steering Damper
Hebie steering damper 0695
€18.03  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Bibia Classic Mudflap
Bibia Classic Mudflap
Bibia Classic Mudflap
€3.03  
SelleRoyal Classic 8261 saddle "Relaxed"
SelleRoyal Classic 8261 saddle "Relaxed"
Selle Royal 8261 classic
€14.52  
Steco Transport child size Handlebar mounted Front Rack
Steco Transport child size Handlebar mounted Front Rack
Steco Transport 20x20 Front Rack
€24.08  
Single speed crankset
Single speed crankset
Single speed crankset
€23.35  
Steco folding luggage crate
Steco folding luggage crate
Steco luggage crate
€16.94  
5 out of 5 Stars!
New Looks Bisonyl 46 l Double Pannier bags
New Looks Bisonyl 46 l Double Pannier bags
New Looks Bisonyl pannier
€48.40  
5 out of 5 Stars!
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