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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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Siegfried Road as I got it from the bike shop - with a brown Brooks Swift saddle and matching Continental tires
Siegfried Road as I got it from the bike shop - with a brown Brooks Swift saddle and matching Continental tires
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
The beautifully spoked wheel is nothing short of harmonious, simple yet beautiful
The beautifully spoked wheel is nothing short of harmonious, simple yet beautiful
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
Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road
Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road

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