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Old 08-27-17, 02:35 PM
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Pics of vintage conversions to upright bars?

I just bought a french frame that I want to turn into a commuter/market style bike for my wife (front rack, basket maybe), and looking for inspiration pics. Its not a mixte style, so ideally any pics of regular frame conversions would be great. She doesn't want the drops for this use, so anything with mustache, porteur, riser, cafe, etc... style bars would be great!

I found some here and there by using various search terms, and found this old thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...o-s-ideas.html

but looking for more examples with racks, baskets, etc...?

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Old 08-27-17, 02:52 PM
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During Friday's group ride a fellow brought a Fuji steel road bike fitted with wide sweeping cruiser bars like the bike in the foreground in this photo:



The bar was completely wrapped in black tape, no added grips, so it looked sweet on that bike. No clunky protrusions or lumpy grips to spoil the sleek lines. Best road-bike-to-cruiser conversion I've seen.

He added a Selle Anatomica saddle to ease the more upright ride. The saddle had been customized with laced stitching along the bottom edge, the lacing running under the saddle. It was barely visible, just a nice custom touch. Presumably the lacing would help control the flex, for folks who prefer a firmer ride than the stock Selle Anatomica.

Wish I'd taken some photos. I may have it on video from my helmet cam and could get a screen cap.
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Here's the last one I did. In order to get the best results always change the stem. Makes the upright handlebars pop. Easier to ride.
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Old 08-27-17, 03:35 PM
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Northroad and Noah's Ark.


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Old 08-27-17, 03:37 PM
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From VO....forgot the name,

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Old 08-27-17, 03:42 PM
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Front view with obscure vintage Uero rack and basket

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Old 08-27-17, 04:00 PM
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Below is a recent thread

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This was my physical therapy after spine surgery. Kalloy Tourist bars, Wald high rise stem, Tektro brake levers. Bars and levers from the COOP. I've since reinstalled the original drop bars and brake levers.

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If you can get by the "Bummer", here's a Motobecane Jubilee that I picked up in my travels.

Nice conversion by the PO.

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This is mine,

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Lol .I did a Banana seat on a BMX and the kids double dutchd all over town.



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If you can get by the "Bummer", here's a Motobecane Jubilee that I picked up in my travels.

Nice conversion by the PO.


I don't know what that thing does but it looks like it was owned by a sex pervert.
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If you can get by the "Bummer", here's a Motobecane Jubilee that I picked up in my travels.

Nice conversion by the PO.

It's like the poor man's Pedersen.
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This is mine,

Sweet for all these! What kind of light is that on the front?
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Originally Posted by mnmkpedals View Post
Sweet for all these! What kind of light is that on the front?
This came stock on the UE 8, I haven't got it working yet though
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Isn't that sling thing supposed to go the other way? Like a playground swing seat?

It would be kinda cool on the right bike. Or trike.

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If you can get by the "Bummer", here's a Motobecane Jubilee that I picked up in my travels.

Nice conversion by the PO.

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My 84 Trek 500 with Soma Oxford bar. I just finished this conversion recently. I rode it in to work today and really liked the position. I have added fenders and front low rider racks since then.

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Here's the last one I did. In order to get the best results always change the stem. Makes the upright handlebars pop. Easier to ride.
I like what you're doing here. What stem are you using?
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Old 08-29-17, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by djkashuba View Post
Very nicely done.
Beautiful!
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for your perusal (long term people have seen these many times)
Nishiki. B17 seat, cork grips Nitto dirt drop stem to raise height, Nitto bars, 1x8 with simple thumb shifter.... rack and wald baskets converted to 700c this has stood the test of time for general use, city, short commute and errand bike



Torpado. Fast fun city bike..... simple conversion.... Velo orange posting bar and tektro city levers and a small wald front basket (since converted back to original)

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Very nicely done.
Beautiful!
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1982 Motobecane Grand Touring


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From VO....forgot the name,

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Postino? Left Bank?
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