Now that the bicycle industry has deemed that having two front chainrings on your off-road bike unnecessary, the front derailleur has been declared dead.
But, Fairdale Bikes’ R&D team has the belief, that the front derailleur still has plenty of purpose in life.
Given its incredibly dynamic mechanical range of motion, Fairdale believes the front derailleur has many potential uses.
The newly formed Fairdale Bikes Front Derailleur Repurposing Division (FBFDRD) is focused on honoring the front derailleur by finding new and innovative ways to keep the front derailleur alive.
Here’s a sampling of their latest projects.
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