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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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Bibia Snelbinders - permanent bungies / elastic
Bibia Snelbinders - permanent bungies / elastic
Bibia Snelbinders (Rubber)
€6.96  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Busch und Muller CycleStar 80 mirror - for e-bikes
Busch und Muller CycleStar 80 mirror - for e-bikes
Busch und Muller CycleStar 80 mirror
€18.39  
Wellgo 868 anti slip flat pedals
Wellgo 868 anti slip flat pedals
Wellgo 868 pedals
€13.31  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Shimano PD-M324 SPD / Flat pedal
Shimano PD-M324 SPD / Flat pedal
Shimano PD-M324 SPD / Flat pedal
€58.08  
Hebie Double stand 0605
Hebie Double stand 0605
Hebie 0605 Double Kickstand
€34.55  
De Woerd Wave chainguard for derailleur gears (long)
De Woerd Wave chainguard for derailleur gears (long)
De Woerd Wave Chainguard for derailleur gears (48)
€21.18  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Widek chromed brass bell
Widek chromed brass bell
Widek classic bell
€4.72  
Spanninga Easy kickstand
Spanninga Easy kickstand
Spanninga Easy kickstand
€9.62  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Spanninga Libra adjustable kickstand
Spanninga Libra adjustable kickstand
Spanninga Libra
€12.16  
Busch und Muller CycleStar 80 bar end mirror - for e-bikes
Busch und Muller CycleStar 80 bar end mirror - for e-bikes
Busch und Muller 80 mm bar end mirror
€22.87  
Ursus Jumbo double stand
Ursus Jumbo double stand
Ursus Jumbo stand
€33.88  
Busch und Muller Lumotec Lyt 20 lux LED headlight
Busch und Muller Lumotec Lyt 20 lux LED headlight
Busch und Muller Lyt
€17.55  
Jumbo Dutch style bike pump
Jumbo Dutch style bike pump
Jumbo pump
€15.23  
De Woerd Chaincap Chainguard for derailleur gears (short)
De Woerd Chaincap Chainguard for derailleur gears (short)
De Woerd Chaincap Chainguard for derailleur gears
€20.30  
Universal kickstand for bike without mounting plate
Universal kickstand for bike without mounting plate
Universal kickstand
€13.31  
Adaptor to use Woods/Presta pumps on Schrader valves
Adaptor to use Woods/Presta pumps on Schrader valves
Woods pump/Schrader valve adaptor
€2.99  
SRAM / Sturmey Archer / Shimano  sprocket / chainwheel for hub gears and back pedal brakes
SRAM / Sturmey Archer / Shimano sprocket / chainwheel for hub gears and back pedal brakes
SRAM hub gear sprocket
€3.62  
Front light bracket for headset
Front light bracket for headset
Adaptor for headlight at headset
€3.63  
Cyclon bicycle greases
Cyclon bicycle greases
Cyclon grease
€7.87  
Dynamo bracket for front wheel
Dynamo bracket for front wheel
Dynamo bracket for front wheel
€2.06  
Dynamo bracket for rear wheel
Dynamo bracket for rear wheel
Dynamo bracket for rear wheel
€2.06  
Seatpost clamp
Seatpost clamp
Seatpost clamp
€4.24  
Nordlicht bottle/sidewall Dynamo/Generator
Nordlicht bottle/sidewall Dynamo/Generator
Nordlicht Dynamo
€33.88  
5 out of 5 Stars!
Dynamo bracket for brake mount.
Dynamo bracket for brake mount.
Dynamo bracket for brake mount.
€4.24