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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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Schindelhauer Bikes designs belt drive bikes since 2009 (photos: schindelhauerbikes.com)
Schindelhauer Bikes designs belt drive bikes since 2009 (photos: schindelhauerbikes.com)
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
No degreasing and oil required - simply rinse off your bike after a wet ride
No degreasing and oil required - simply rinse off your bike after a wet ride
Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road
Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road
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)
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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