Schindelhauer Friedrich Urban Bike
Schindelhauer approached making the Friedrich with the goal of creating a comfortable, practical and truly everyday bike. The little finishing touches go a long way in changing a good bike into an excellent bike, and one that is up to the task of daily commuting.
Our take on the Schindelhauer Friedrich Urban Bike
- Hub Gears
- Belt Drive
We've made booking a test ride easy with our online system. Start by choosing a date and time that suits you, followed by your preferred location and finally, the model or bike type that interests you.
Once you have purchased your new bike from us, it will be put into the build queue for one of our workshops. Your bike will be built and will undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) by one of our expert mechanics. A PDI is a checklist that the mechanic follows to confirm that all parts of your new bike are up to our high standards.
Next, your bike will be prepared for shipping. Padding is used on all the necessary areas and your bike is loaded into a sturdy cardboard bike box. All the necessary paperwork and accessories will be packed inside too. Most of our cardboard and packaging are recycled from incoming deliveries. Bikes are usually delivered by DPD within the UK.
In order to package your bike safely, you will need to do a small amount of assembly when it arrives. It can vary from bike to bike, but usually you’ll need to: fit the front wheel, install the handlebars and fit the pedals. Please note that not all bikes come with pedals - please check the specification on each bike, we’ll include it on there.
Please note delivery of accessories may be delayed due to strikes by the Royal Mail. The dates can be found below and up-to-date information is published here. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022.
For Christmas delivery we'd advise placing orders for bikes by the 9th December. For accessories, please order by the 19th December.
We ship accessories Monday - Friday and aim to dispatch all orders within 2 days of receiving them. Free shipping orders are sent with Royal Mail and for bulky items, we may use DPD (at no extra cost).
In stock bikes are usually shipped within 14 days of you ordering as they undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection before dispatch. Bikes are delivered by DPD who provide a delivery window via text message on the day. Delivery of electric cargo bikes costs £40. This service is available to all mainland UK postcodes. Click and collect for electric cargo bikes is free.
Click & Collect
We can arrange for all items to be collected from store. For items other than bikes this usually takes 2 - 4 working days. Bikes can take up to 14 working days to be available. We’ll let you know when items are ready for collection. Please bring a form of ID and a bank card with you when you pick up your order.
We accept returns on orders up to 14 days after the items arrive with you. All accessory returns should be in saleable condition and be sent to our Hackney address with a note which has your name and order number on it. Refunds are processed within five working days.
International delivery charges are estimates and are subject to change. Please contact us for more information. Please note that international accessory deliveries will be handled via Royal Mail and sent ‘Delivered Duties Unpaid’ (DDU). You may have to pay import VAT (and customs duties, if payable) as well as a handling fee.
At the heart of the Friedrich is an aluminium frame that incorporates a Gates Carbon Belt Drive. This belt drive does not require lubrication to function and last significantly longer than an equivalent chain - superb for low maintenance and trouser hems alike. Gearing was another important choice and Schindelahauer settled on Shimano Alfine internal hub gears, which are solid, reliable performers.
Looking past the frame and drivetrain, and you’ll see the inclusion of a Tubus rear pannier rack and some full-length mudguards. To keep you visible is a set of Supernova lights powered by a dynamo front hub. This lot will keep you dry, carry your stuff and keep you visible all without you having to think about it. The final touches on the Friedrich are the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a Brooks B17 leather saddle.
For those looking for a neat, all in one package for commuting and daily duties, the Schindelhauer Friedrich is a solid choice for a dependable, reliable bike that just works.
- Urban utility bike
- Comes with full-length mudguards and a rear pannier rack
- Has built-in dynamo powered front and rear lights
- Fitted with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive
- Uses an 8 or 11-speed internal hub gear
- Fitted with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes