Schindelhauer Ludwig XIV Urban Bike
Taking a step up from the standard Ludwig, the Ludwig XIV brings the premier in internal hub gears to Schindelhauer: the Rohloff Speedhub. The hub comes from the German gearing wizards that cut their teeth with the round-the-world touring crew so they know a thing or two about long term durability.
Our take on the Schindelhauer Ludwig XIV Urban Bike
- Hub Gears
- Belt Drive
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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.
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.
The Ludwig frame sits comfortably in the speedy-practical end of urban bikes. The riding position is slightly forward, but not too far forward, which is well suited to mixed riding - a bit of touring, (a lot of) commuting, a bit of general duty riding.
An ideal match to the Rohloff is the Gates Carbon Belt Drive that connects it to the crankset. Belts are low maintenance as they do not need any lubrication to function. This pairing means your drivetrain will look after itself for a considerable amount of time before you need to service it.
All-in, the Schindelhauer Ludwig 14 is bike built to last and built to be ridden regularly. If you need a dependable bike for daily duties, the Ludwig is a solid choice.
- Do-it all bike for urban and rural riding
- Uses a low maintenance Gates Carbon Belt Drive
- 14-speed Rohloff internal hub gear
- Comes fitted with a Brooks B17 leather saddle
- Formula hydraulic disc brakes
- Mudguard and pannier rack compatible