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Meet your new therapist: the Schindelhauer Siegfried Road

Apr. 30, 2020 -

For the past few months I have been riding a special kind of bike, the minimalistic Siegfried Road from Schindelhauer. It is unlike most road bikes as it lacks a conventional chain and derailleur. It features the Gates CDX carbon drive. It's an exercise in minimal design. After riding it for nearly 1000KM, it's time to tell you all about it.

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The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
Siegfried Road with a touch of Willem
Siegfried Road with a touch of Willem
Out in the wild: Siegfried Road x Willem
Out in the wild: Siegfried Road x Willem
Replacing the brown leather with black rubber bar tape (from Brooks)
Replacing the brown leather with black rubber bar tape (from Brooks)
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
Loosen the rear axle to create just enough clearance to take the belt from the sprockets
Loosen the rear axle to create just enough clearance to take the belt from the sprockets

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