As the first member of the model family, Siegfried embodies the formative DNA of the Schindelhauer bicycle brand from Berlin-Kreuzberg, which was founded in 2009. With its purist aesthetics and reduction to the technical essentials, Siegfried is now considered a design classic for urban bikes.
In a highly refined “super refined” edition, the bike is now even lighter, faster and more emotional: all weld seams of the brushed aluminum frame are hand-ground and polished, materials are elaborately refined and even higher-quality components are installed to take quality and durability to a new level. Super refined stands for uncompromising engineering, perfection and precision. Two years of planning, research and material sourcing as well as over 50 hours of hand finishing have gone into each of the five bikes.
Rare components such as a hollow-forged Shimano Dura Ace crankset from 2008, a Brooks leather saddle with a titanium frame and tubeless rims with a special surface finish are used as custom-made products to achieve an optimum combination of weight reduction and refinement. Numerous processing steps such as grinding, CNC milling, polishing and de-anodizing ensure that each individual component is perfectly coordinated and contributes to the unmistakable character. Siegfried super refined is equipped with a completely new wheelset, in which all spoke heads are individually ground and polished to form a unit with the likewise polished Acros hubs. Details such as the one-piece Ahead cap are newly developed, designed and manufactured in-house. All (stainless) steel bolts have been replaced with titanium bolts.
More than 50 hours of manual work went into each individual bike for the processing and finishing steps alone, but the result speaks for itself: Compared to Siegfried with standard equipment, the super refined edition weighs just 7 kg and is therefore 1.6 kg lighter. Its high-gloss appearance evokes strong emotions — even if only on very select occasions given the limited number of only five bikes.
Auction for World Bicycle Relief
Schindelhauer is auctioning off one of five Siegfried super refined edition bikes for a good cause via the United Charity platform. 100% of the proceeds will go to the World Bicycle Relief organization, which helps people in developing countries to improve their mobility. Reliable bicycles give people access to education, healthcare facilities, essential basic services and income-generating opportunities. In this way, they can move themselves, their families and communities forward. Since the foundation of World Bicycle Relief, more than 700,000 bicycles have been delivered. https://www.unitedcharity.de/Auktionen/Bike-Schindelhauer