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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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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  
Complete kit of parts to add front brake to backpedal brake bike
Complete kit of parts to add front brake to backpedal brake bike
Complete brake kit
€11.92  
Mini ping bell
Mini ping bell
Mini ping bell
€2.54  
Traditional / Retro Dutch Lakdoek coat protector / skirt guard / jasbeschermer
Traditional / Retro Dutch Lakdoek coat protector / skirt guard / jasbeschermer
Lakdoek jasbeschermer
€12.71  
Gazelle handlebar grip bell (includes pair of handlebar grips)
Gazelle handlebar grip bell (includes pair of handlebar grips)
Gazelle handlebar grip bell
€25.41  
Bicycle Pasta
Bicycle Pasta
Bicycle Pasta
€1.86  
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!
Saccon L82 brake levers for cantilever, caliper/side-pull, hub and mini-V brakes
Saccon L82 brake levers for cantilever, caliper/side-pull, hub and mini-V brakes
Saccon L82 brake levers
€12.10  
Hesling Nostalgia Coat protector / Skirt guard
Hesling Nostalgia Coat protector / Skirt guard
Hesling Nostalgia Coat protector
€11.65  
Rear wheels with Shimano Nexus hub gearing
Rear wheels with Shimano Nexus hub gearing
Wheel with Nexus hubgear hub
€151.25  
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  
Steco Monkey-Mee carrier for backpack / rucksack
Steco Monkey-Mee carrier for backpack / rucksack
Steco Monkey-Mee
€19.97  
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!
Basil Basonyl 40 l Double Pannier bags
Basil Basonyl 40 l Double Pannier bags
Basil Basonyl pannier
€48.40  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Fixing parts for crates on racks (Basil)
Fixing parts for crates on racks (Basil)
Basil crate fixings
€7.87