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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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Busch und Muller IQ Fly 40 lux headlight for pedelecs and electric bikes
Busch und Muller IQ Fly 40 lux headlight for pedelecs and electric bikes
B and M IQ Fly for electric bikes
€59.90  
Shimano Roller Brake
Shimano Roller Brake
Shimano Roller Brake
€23.60  
Vredestein Comfort (Spartamet tyre)
Vredestein Comfort (Spartamet tyre)
Vredestein Comfort 42-590
€28.19  
Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard tyres
Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard tyres
Schwalbe Marathon Green
€19.81  
SKS Lightweight Mudguards / Fenders
SKS Lightweight Mudguards / Fenders
SKS Mudguard (Fender)
€24.99  
Hesling Excelle full chainguard / chaincase
Hesling Excelle full chainguard / chaincase
Hesling Excelle Full Chain case
€19.97  
4 out of 5 Stars!
Hesling Coat Protectors / Skirt Guards
Hesling Coat Protectors / Skirt Guards
Hesling Elegance coat protector
€13.79  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Selle Royal Rok nose-less saddle for women "Relaxed"
Selle Royal Rok nose-less saddle for women "Relaxed"
Selle Royal Rok
€36.30  
Selle Royal Manhatten "Relaxed" upright saddle
Selle Royal Manhatten "Relaxed" upright saddle
Selle Royal Manhatten
€34.49  
Selle Royal Hz electric bike saddle "Moderate" and "Relaxed"
Selle Royal Hz electric bike saddle "Moderate" and "Relaxed"
Selle Royal Hz
€41.14  
Steco Buggy Mee de luxe - pushchair carrier for bike
Steco Buggy Mee de luxe - pushchair carrier for bike
Steco Buggy Mee de luxe
€34.49  
Dutch style parallel handlebars including stem
Dutch style parallel handlebars including stem
Dutch style parallel handlebars including stem
€22.39  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Traditional Steel Mudguard / Fender Set
Traditional Steel Mudguard / Fender Set
Steel mudguards
€12.71  
Aluminium Butterfly (Trekking) handlebars
Aluminium Butterfly (Trekking) handlebars
Butterfly (trekking) handlebars
€22.99  
Adjustable angle and height quill stem
Adjustable angle and height quill stem
Adjustable angle and height quill stem
€29.04  
Adjustable angle and height threadless (Ahead) stem
Adjustable angle and height threadless (Ahead) stem
Adjustable angle and height threadless stem
€19.72  
Fixed position quill type handlebar stem
Fixed position quill type handlebar stem
Fixed position quill stem
€12.10  
27 inch wheel for older racing and touring bikes
27 inch wheel for older racing and touring bikes
27 inch wheel
€44.77  
Ergonomic handlebar grips - Velo Ergogel D3
Ergonomic handlebar grips - Velo Ergogel D3
Ergonomic handlebar grips
€9.68  
Front wheels for Shimano Roller Brakes
Front wheels for Shimano Roller Brakes
Front wheel with roller brake
€66.55  
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  
Gazelle Switch 3 quick adjust stem
Gazelle Switch 3 quick adjust stem
Gazelle Switch Stem 22.2 mm
€99.10