Ludwig VIII/XI - The Classic Sportsman


Ready for anything, Ludwig equally enjoys the thrill of the city streets, the peace and quiet of rural roads and the challenge of hill-climbing. Engineered for the cyclist in search of flexibility and performance, this bike comes with either an 8- or 11-speed Shimano Alfine hub and is perfect for commuting or light touring. The Gates Carbon Drive CenterTrack offers the modern alternative to the traditional chain – a reliable, quiet and maintenance-free drivetrain. A classic Brooks leather saddle and handlebar grips add a little extra timeless sophistication to this innovative and versatile all-rounder.

  • 8- or 11-speed Alfine internal geared hub
  • sporty, tour-suitable riding position
  • Schindelhauer slider-belt-tensioning-system
  • can be fitted with mudguards and a pannier rack

You can choose to have the bicycle delivered to a Schindelhauer dealer or directly to an address of your choice.

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RRP 2.095,00 € incl. 19% VAT
Price from 1.665,00 € incl. 19% VAT

Where I can get my Schindelhauer?

support and guidance at your Schindelhauer dealer

We appreciate that you are interested in buying a Schindelhauer bike and suggest purchasing it at one of our Schindelhauer dealers. They will provide you with personal advice, a test ride and also offer you their best service after your purchase. Here you can find a list of our dealers:

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shipping options

There are two options for you to buy a Schindelhauer bike:

1. delivery directly to your home:
If you cannot find a Schindelhauer dealer in your area through our dealer search, you can also have your desired model delivered directly to your home. The bike is delivered almost completely assembled. As explained in the manual which comes with the bike, only the tires must be filled with the appropriate air pressure, the pedals and, if included, the frame-mounted front rack need to be attached, as well as the handlebars set straight.


2. online purchase and delivery to a Schindelhauer dealer of your choice (euro zone only):
On request, we can have your bike delivered to one of our dealers at no extra cost. They set up the bike for you professionally and will have it ready for pickup by arrangement. During your online purchase process, you will be shown the option to select a dealer near you as delivery address.  


further questions

Information about delivery time, costs, returns and accessory shipping can be found on the Shipping Information page as well as our General Terms and Conditions. We are happy to answer further questions via our contact form or via info@schindelhauerbikes.de.

no Schindelhauer dealer nearby?

In this case the above mentioned option of shipping directly to your home will be possible. We are also happy to accept recommendations for future Schindelhauer dealers. If you are a owner of a bicycle shop or a customer of a recommended shop, you are welcome to send us further information via info@schindelhauerbikes.de.

 
buying and delivery outside the euro zone?

If you would like to purchase a Schindelhauer bicycle outside the euro zone, first contact the nearest Schindelhauer dealer in your country. Under certain circumstances this dealer can also send bikes directly to you. If you can not find a Schindelhauer dealer in your area, please contact us via our contact form or via info@schindelhauerbikes.de.

Changes Previous Year (2016) / Current Model (2017)


On this model, the welding on the dropouts are not yet smoothed down. On the current models the welding seams are invisible and flat.

From 2017 onwards Siegfried, Siegfried Road, Ludwig and Lotte are equipped with anodized rims and stainless steel brake lever-clamps, which are protected against corrosion. This 2016 model has silver polished rims and brake levers.

If there is a need for attaching a kickstand, we suggest choosing a current model instead, because Ludwig, Lotte and ThinBike come equipped with a kickstand plate on the bottom bracket since 2017. Attaching a kickstand on the rear stay is possible on this model.



Details

geometry

which frame size is right?

The frame sizes listed are only a guide. Finding the right sized frame for you depends on things like your height, personal preferences and riding style. We always recommend taking a test ride at one of our dealers.

size recommendation

frame size XS
50
S
53
M
56
L
59
XL
62
body height 151-160 161-170 171-179 180-188 189-198
inseam length 73-77 78-82 83-86 87-91 92-95

geometry

frame size 50
XS
53
S
56
M
59
L
62
XL
A size c-t (mm) 500 530 560 590 620
B top tube horiz. (mm) 540 550 560 580 610
C head tube (mm) 135 150 165 180 200
D chain stay (m) 416 416 416 416 416
E head tube angle (°) 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5
F seat tube angle (°) 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
G wheelbase (mm) 1006 1012 1017 1038 1063
H standover height (mm) 780 801 822 842 865
I Reach 396 397 398 414 433
J Stack 535 549 564 578 597
headset 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8
seatpost size (mm) 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Geometrie

Feature list

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framealuminium (AL6061-T6), triple butted aero tubing, dropouts with slider-belt-tensioning-system and Schindelhauer belt port, integrated seat post clamp, smooth welded
forkcurved aluminium fork
headsetTange Seiki integrated
power transmissionGates Carbon Drive™ CDX CenterTrack 115T, front 55T - rear 22T / front 50T - rear 24T
gear shiftShimano Alfine 8-speed / 11-speed hub
crank setShimano Alfine - Hollowtech II
bottom bracketBSA Shimano Alfine - Hollowtech II
pedalsSchindelhauer Urban Pedal, aluminium, CNC machined, silver high polished
stemSchindelhauer, silver high polished
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handlebarSchindelhauer aluminium moon bar silver high polished
saddleBrooks B17 antique brown, chrome rails
gripsSchindelhauer ergo leather, antique brown
seatpostSchindelhauer
wheelsSchindelhauer high flange FW hub, Shimano 8-speed / 11-Speed RW hub silver high polished, Alexrims CX30 rims silver polished, DB spokes, FW radial - RW 2-cross
brakesTektro R539, Tektro FL750
tyresContinental Contact II with reflective stripes
weight10,6 kg / 10,5 kg
mudguardsmudguard mounting possible
pannier rackfront- and rear pannier rack mounting possible