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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 Shimano FC-R9100 Dura Ace power meter by 4iiii fits perfectly
The Shimano FC-R9100 Dura Ace power meter by 4iiii fits perfectly
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
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
Siegried Road delivered through Kaptein Tweewielers Amsterdam
Siegried Road delivered through Kaptein Tweewielers Amsterdam
Siegfried Road features simple, yet very functional Tektro R539 / TRP - RRL brakes
Siegfried Road features simple, yet very functional Tektro R539 / TRP - RRL brakes

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