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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
The Continental Grand Prix Classic tires are beautiful, if you like brown retro vibes
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
Replacing the brown leather with black rubber bar tape (from Brooks)
Replacing the brown leather with black rubber bar tape (from Brooks)
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)

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