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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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Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road
Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road
You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
The Schwalbe Durano Plus tire is the most puncture resistant road bike tire available
The Schwalbe Durano Plus tire is the most puncture resistant road bike tire available
Replacing the brown leather with black rubber bar tape (from Brooks)
Replacing the brown leather with black rubber bar tape (from Brooks)
Kleo Carbon pedals (by Look) on the front crank on the BSA bottom bracket
Kleo Carbon pedals (by Look) on the front crank on the BSA bottom bracket
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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