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Old 04-01-15, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by The Pusher Man View Post
Thanks for the tip on Viktor climbing, I'll keep that in mind. I have lots of wildlife in my area, I'm in the CA redwoods and see coyotes, dear, skunks etc all the time (state park). I wish the bike paths were a little smoother though, have to be on your toes as they aren't maintained that well. I have a question on tire width. I will probably have the same tires as you (Continental Grand Prix 700 x 28C, ISO 28-622), how wide are those in inches? - does 28C = 28mm width?
28mm at the bead.
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28mm at the bead.
Thanks, I was thinking that but wasn't sure.
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Old 04-02-15, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by The Pusher Man View Post
Thanks for the tip on Viktor climbing, I'll keep that in mind. I have lots of wildlife in my area, I'm in the CA redwoods and see coyotes, dear, skunks etc all the time (state park). I wish the bike paths were a little smoother though, have to be on your toes as they aren't maintained that well. I have a question on tire width. I will probably have the same tires as you (Continental Grand Prix 700 x 28C, ISO 28-622), how wide are those in inches? - does 28C = 28mm width?
The 28C is indeed 28 mm wide (well, advertised to be, anyway). So in inches, that would be ~1.1 inches wide.

The real question is why aren't you riding a P-Far???
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Old 04-02-15, 11:20 PM
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The 28C is indeed 28 mm wide (well, advertised to be, anyway). So in inches, that would be ~1.1 inches wide.

The real question is why aren't you riding a P-Far???
My legs are too short.
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Old 04-27-15, 08:31 AM
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Hey pusher, tried to send you a PM but I don't post enough to qualify for the privlaedge...

did in you get it yet? I'm interested to hear your impressions.

heres a video I took of where I ride mine

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H4rpb70S3aQ
Butterfield, yes I got the bike and really like it. I've been accessorizing it along with getting the gearing squared away for the hills I have in my area. I'm just about done and will post a pic in the next day or so. The bike has gone through quite a transformation since I've had it these last 3 weeks. First order of business was to flip to freewheel and see how the 60/22 worked out on the grades. Too tall for the hills I will be climbing so I got with my sales rep and he set me up with a very sweet upgrade free of charge. He sent me a complete 60T/30T CenterTrack upgrade with belt. It's a great ride that can handle the hills now - smooth, quiet, great power transfer ... all those things a belt drive does. As for accessories -

- VDO M2 Wireless Computer
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Old 04-29-15, 08:07 PM
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Wow. Looking forward to the pics. How do you like the light stick? And did you look at the Siegfried? I went back and forth trying to decide on that or the viktor.
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I am considering buying a Ludwig XIV for my commute as well, so I'll resurrect this post to see if there's any additional feedback from folks. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-09-15, 07:30 AM
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Wow. Looking forward to the pics. How do you like the light stick? And did you look at the Siegfried? I went back and forth trying to decide on that or the viktor.
I attached a pic to my post. The LED seat post is on the way, they ran out and didn't have any when my bike shipped. I did look at the Siegfried and opted for the Viktor due to the styling. Differences are the seat, handlebars and the straight forks. I also really liked the white and how they did the rims with the black spokes. Other than that they are pretty much the same bike. I really like it, the 60/30 gearing makes it perfect for the scenic rides in my area, many hills but none I can't climb so far.
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I am considering buying a Ludwig XIV for my commute as well, so I'll resurrect this post to see if there's any additional feedback from folks. Thanks in advance.
I have a friend getting one next week, he'll tell me how he likes it and I'll pass that along. The Lugwig XIV looks to be an incredible bike with that Rohloff 14-speed hub and Formula R1 disc brakes.
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I'd love to get his feedback
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I'd love to get his feedback
I heard back from the Ludwig XIV owner. He likes it a lot. He was concerned that @ around $5.5k (for what he ordered) it wouldn't meet his expectations. He now says he made the right choice, the brooks seat is really comfortable and shifting, braking and overall riding is the best he has ever experienced. (But let me add this, he has never gone high end with a purchase until this one, but has ridden some high end bikes in the past - so take his comments in that context). If you haven't hopped on a belt drive bike you should try to, that should be the discriminator on your decision. It's different for sure, some really like it while others don't see what the big deal is. For the money you are going to spend on a Ludwig XIV you could also get a very nice chain drive bike, it comes down to what will make you most happy for the $$ spent.
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Old 05-25-15, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by The Pusher Man View Post
I heard back from the Ludwig XIV owner. He likes it a lot. He was concerned that @ around $5.5k (for what he ordered) it wouldn't meet his expectations. He now says he made the right choice, the brooks seat is really comfortable and shifting, braking and overall riding is the best he has ever experienced. (But let me add this, he has never gone high end with a purchase until this one, but has ridden some high end bikes in the past - so take his comments in that context). If you haven't hopped on a belt drive bike you should try to, that should be the discriminator on your decision. It's different for sure, some really like it while others don't see what the big deal is. For the money you are going to spend on a Ludwig XIV you could also get a very nice chain drive bike, it comes down to what will make you most happy for the $$ spent.
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I finally decided to buy a Lynskey Urbanskey with Rival 22. The Ludwig XIV looks like a terrific bike, but I felt "bad" buying a German bike with the lots of local options around here, and also the Lynskey seemed to be more versatile. I should receive it next week, so we'll see if I made the right decision...
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Thanks a lot for the feedback. I finally decided to buy a Lynskey Urbanskey with Rival 22. The Ludwig XIV looks like a terrific bike, but I felt "bad" buying a German bike with the lots of local options around here, and also the Lynskey seemed to be more versatile. I should receive it next week, so we'll see if I made the right decision...
You'll like it, that's a very nice bike - congratulations.
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Looks like you made your decision. Congrats on the new bike.
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Looks like you made your decision. Congrats on the new bike.
It was not an easy one!... I loved the Schindelhauer but in the end I figured it was going too be way too urban specific, and the urbanskey would cover more ground. We'll see!
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Don't Buy

Just a heads up, the North American distributor, Jeff Yard, is a swindler. He sent me the wrong size and promised to right the mistake but changed his mind. Unfortunately, despite numerous emails to Germany, the company also will not fix the mistake. It's too bad because the bike was nice.
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Old 07-09-17, 07:05 PM
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I own a schindelhauer viktor, and happen to live in the Houston area. I absolutely love mine! I ride almost everyday, rain or shine, never felt beat up. As long as you get the right size, you will not be dissapointed!

im in the woodlands, if you are nearby and want to see mine.
Butterfield, it's only been 3 years since this post , but wanted to check in if you're still in Houston and how you're liking your Viktor?
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Butterfield, it's only been 3 years since this post , but wanted to check in if you're still in Houston and how you're liking your Viktor?
Still in Houston (Woodlands) and still love riding my Viktor. The bike paths up here are perfect for riding a fixed gear. I 3-4 times a week depending on my schedule. I have logged thousands of miles in those 3 years and still love every time I get out to ride. The bike is very low maintenance.

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Just a heads up, the North American distributor, Jeff Yard, is a swindler. He sent me the wrong size and promised to right the mistake but changed his mind. Unfortunately, despite numerous emails to Germany, the company also will not fix the mistake. It's too bad because the bike was nice.
Sorry to hear about your experience. Are you stuck with the bike? Which model and what size?
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Sorry to hear about your experience. Are you stuck with the bike? Which model and what size?
Yes I got stuck with the bike. Jeff Yard kept telling me he would send the correct size after the next production run but never did. I have the 59cm Viktor in white.
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Yes I got stuck with the bike. Jeff Yard kept telling me he would send the correct size after the next production run but never did. I have the 59cm Viktor in white.
Are you at least liking the bike?
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Are you at least liking the bike?
Aside from the occasional uncomfortable hit from the top tube when hopping off, the bike is great. It's really too bad because I would have ordered one of their other bikes for my girlfriend if it weren't for this ordeal.

I did just order a Bullitt from Larry vs Harry that I'm excited about. Should be shipping in a couple weeks.
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I would have ordered one of their other bikes for my girlfriend if it weren't for this ordeal.
Sorry to hear about your experience. Since 2017 we are the only Schindelhauer dealer in the US - message us with any questions.
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I am intrigued by belt drive bikes. I was considering buying one before my last purchase but there are so few for sale locally that I could not find one i liked.
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Sorry to hear about your experience. Since 2017 we are the only Schindelhauer dealer in the US - message us with any questions.
Did that piece of **** Jeff Yard go bankrupt, I hope? Though it was more than just the US distributor. The main company in Germany never responded to my emails and send me the size I actually ordered.

On another note, I’m loving my Larry Vs Harry Cargo bike with belt drive! And that company is a pleasure to do business with!

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