2014-08-13

SCHINDELHAUER LUDWIG VIII BIKE x BULLIT CARGOBIKE

in 2011 i bought a BULLIT cargobike as my citybike. at the end of 2013 i sold it because of its handling when parking at home and my office. i had to carry this wonderful but so heavy weight bike – about 24 kilograms – over a small distance that caused a lot of trouble to my back. my back pains got heavier day by day and so i needed a less weight bike. my choice was a SCHINDELHAUER bike. damn, what a beauty! i still love this look and comfort every time i ride my LUDWIG VIII with its 8-speed system and uncomplicated and best working GATES CARBON DRIVE belt. maybe you'll say that you can't compare a cargobike with all its benefits to a bike with an retro sprint racing track bike frame geometry and for sure you are right. but my back pain got so much better and for carrying my purchases i now use a #2 Cruiser Combo - Canoe Pack with a basket made in USA by DULUTH PACK. and believe me, this combination works perfects! i chose LUDWIG VIII in alu pur. the frame is made of “alu, triple butted aero tubing, dropouts with slider-belt-tensioning-system and Schindelhauer belt-port, integrated seat post clamp, smooth welded.“ and i love the contrast of the retro look and the modern GATES CARBON DRIVE “Center Track, front 55 / rear 22 teeth”. so nice details: take a look at the pedals and the saddle, the grips ... the weight is about 11,2 kg. other highlights and eye catcher are the back lights integrated into the seat post and the wooden fenders. these are not standards and for sure not cheap but really must-haves ... i love my bike so much! pics | LTG













 




 








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