Schindelhauer Ludwig VIII/XI Urban Bike
The Ludwig's aluminium frame shares the elegant form of the likes of the Viktor, with a change in geometry to something more upright and comfortable.
Our take on the Schindelhauer Ludwig VII/XI 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.
Aluminium (AL6061-T6), triple butted aero tubing, forged dropouts with slider belt tensioning system and Schindelhauer - belt port, integrated seat post clamp, internal cable routing, smooth welded
curved aluminium fork
Tange Seiki - integrated
Gates Carbon Drive - CDX, front 55T/50T, rear 22T/24T, belt 115T/113T
|gear shift||Shimano - Alfine 8-speed / 11-speed internal gear hub
Shimano - Alfine Hollowtech II
BSA, Shimano - Alfine Hollowtech II
Schindelhauer - Urban Pedal, aluminium, CNC machined
Schindelhauer - aluminium moon bar
|saddle||Brooks - B17|
|grips||Schindelhauer - ergo leather grips|
|wheels||Schindelhauer - high flange front hub, Shimano - Alfine 8-/11-speed internal gear hub, Alexrims - CX30 rims, Sapim - Race spokes, radial and 2-cross laced|
|brakes||Tektro - R539, Tektro - FL750|
|tyres||Continental - Contact II with reflective stripes 32-622|
|weight||10.6 kg / 10.5 kg|
|mudguards||mudguard mounting possible|
|pannier rack||front- and rear pannier rack mounting possible|
side stand mounting possible
installing a bicycle trailer onto the rear axle is possible but will require a hub hitch adapter. Please consult the trailer manufacturer or dealer for further information
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.
- Friday 9 December
- Sunday 11 December
- Wednesday 14 December
- Thursday 15 December
- Friday 23 December
- Saturday 24 December
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.
Riding through the city streets is a feeling without compare, but sometimes it’s nice to escape to the peace and quiet of the countryside. Single-speed bikes aren’t quite as enjoyable to ride in undulating terrain (well, they are for some people), so Schindelhauer set about taking their simple and elegant frames away from the city and the result is the Schindelhauer Ludwig.
Schindelhauer has used the Gates Carbon Belt Drive since they started, and the Ludwig is no different. Belt Drives do not require lubrication to function efficiently which helps keep your clothes clean and requires little in the way of maintenance. An 8 or 11-speed internal hub gear helps level out any hills you encounter, which, similar to the belt drive, doesn’t require much maintenance.
The Schindelhauer Ludwig is a real down-to-earth practical, everyday kind of bike. The simplicity of a belt drive and internal hub gear means you can get out in all weathers and tackle any terrain you need, whether you’re riding to the shops, to work or to meet friends.