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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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You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
One day I might remove the paint from the crank, but it's better for your warrantee to leave things in their original condition
One day I might remove the paint from the crank, but it's better for your warrantee to leave things in their original condition
The Wahoo Speed sensor installed on the flip-flop rear hub
The Wahoo Speed sensor installed on the flip-flop rear hub
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
The Alexrims CX30 silver high polished wheels have high quality hubs ensuring a smooth ride
The Alexrims CX30 silver high polished wheels have high quality hubs ensuring a smooth ride

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