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The best bike to #GoByBike may be the one you already have.

There's a whole lot of hope for old bikes, and it's easier than you might realise to turn whatever bike you have into a ride that's perfect for your daily commute. Even if your bike has been neglected, ridden hard and left outside, a few simple upgrades will go a long way towards getting your bike up and running again.

Don't believe us? Check out the before and after photos of the 7.5 FX below, then keep scrolling to see the upgrades we've made to get this model back into riding shape.

2009 7.5 FX before a refresh

Yep, it’s the same bike!

Game-changing upgrades for a better commute

Lights

If you only do one thing, do this. Bontrager Daytime Running Lights help you stand out to drivers from over 2 km away.

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Rack

Bontrager’s MIK Back Rack lets you carry more, and even has an anti-theft lock for your bag.

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Panniers

These bags attach to a rack’s side rails so you can carry work essentials, groceries and more.

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Fenders

Rainy or dry, Bontrager’s NCS Fenders save your shoes and backside from collecting street grime.

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Bidon cages

Carry your water and coffee with Bontrager Bat Cages, which are made from recycled end-of-life fishing nets.

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Locks

The best thing about your bike is that it’s yours. Keep it that way with a Bontrager lock.

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