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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 Continental Grand Prix Classic tires are beautiful, if you like brown retro vibes
Without the conventional derailleurs the drive train is rather straightforward (60T/22T gear ratio)
Without the conventional derailleurs the drive train is rather straightforward (60T/22T gear ratio)
The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
The beautifully spoked wheel is nothing short of harmonious, simple yet beautiful
The beautifully spoked wheel is nothing short of harmonious, simple yet beautiful
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Replacing the brown leather with black rubber bar tape (from Brooks)
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