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Old 04-01-18, 09:46 PM
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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!
I think he did. Contact me at [email protected] and I will try to help.
Schindelhauer do not make cargo bikes though.
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Old 04-01-18, 09:48 PM
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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.
Schindelhauer are def the best imho. Let me know if you would like to learn more.
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Old 04-02-18, 06:46 AM
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Schindelhauer are def the best imho. Let me know if you would like to learn more.
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How do you replace the belt when it wears out?
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Old 04-02-18, 08:17 AM
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How do you replace the belt when it wears out?
Well a belt lasts for at least 15k miles. And if you do need to change it - just follow the manual and change. Frames are specially designed with a patented belt port to make that pretty easy to do.
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I took a couple longish rides on the Friedrich when it was on display last summer at a Shimano pop up store in NYC. I thought it was a fantastic bike. Something about the geometry felt super comfortable and fun. I didn't expect to like the belt drive and alfine hub as much as I did. The brakes felt great and the integrated lighted was a nice touch.

My hesitation is that the Schindelhauer bikes seem almost too pretty for a commuter bike at least in NYC where you might want to sometimes lock it on the street. I'm also curious about the durability of the aluminum and if it would get dinged up - my experience with aluminum bikes is mostly based on Cannonades from the early 90s. I'm sure the technology has grown since then. I wish there was a dealer in NYC to be to test ride the bike again.
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Originally Posted by univega.duder View Post
My hesitation is that the Schindelhauer bikes seem almost too pretty for a commuter bike at least in NYC where you might want to sometimes lock it on the street. I'm also curious about the durability of the aluminum and if it would get dinged up - my experience with aluminum bikes is mostly based on Cannonades from the early 90s. I'm sure the technology has grown since then. I wish there was a dealer in NYC to be to test ride the bike again.
It is a pretty bike. There is a lock - Kryptonite - that has a bike insurance program up to $4.5K, the lock itself is pretty ugly thought ;-)

It is actually an Alu alloy, technology in producing such alloys has developed tremendously, almost like computer and car engine technology has.

We are planning to open our second US dealership in NY, until then you are welcome to test ride the bike in Miami!
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Is there a planned date to open in NYC?
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I think plump tires give you the best bang for the buck when it comes to comfort and with 37mm tires I wouldn't be worried about harshness.
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Don't worry about a different fork, the tires will keep everything smooth for you. Or at least ride it for a few months first. Why spend the money up front if you'll never even experience the original ride to know whether the money was worth it?

It's a very nice looking bike with a lot of great extras. The shaping on the seat tube is gratuitous (but attractive).

If you want to save a little coin, check out Breezer, their Transportation line has some good values. Beltway 11+ is their top of the line, with basically all the same features, but less money (and less attractive styling). Downtown 7 would be closest in terms of aesthetic, and it's MUCH less expensive, but has chain instead of belt, no integrated lights, etc.
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Anyone have experience with Brilliant bikes? Seems like similar components and belt drive. Hard to pass on the $600 price tag compared to Schindelhauer. I'm really looking for a reason to buy a Schindelhauer, it's just hard when there are much cheaper alternatives that seem relatively similar. :/
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The Brilliant looks like a great value, yet it does not warp the quality/price continuum, and is not a near comparison with the SH features.
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Anyone have experience with Brilliant bikes? Seems like similar components and belt drive. Hard to pass on the $600 price tag compared to Schindelhauer. I'm really looking for a reason to buy a Schindelhauer, it's just hard when there are much cheaper alternatives that seem relatively similar. :/
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