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Fairdale Bikes Research and Design Front Derailleur Repurposing Division: Shifting Your Perception • Francis • April 18, 2016 •

The bicycle industry has deemed shifting the front chainrings on your bicycle to be unnecessary. The front derailleur has been declared dead. The Fairdale R&D team has the vision to see that the front derailleur still has plenty of life left in it. The incredibly dynamic mechanical range of 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 practical uses for this beloved bicycle mechanism. Here’s a sampling of our latest projects.


Filmed + Edited by King.
Intro by Olive Cooper.
Contraptions by Taj.


Rhythm Bike Shop, Quincy Woodrights, SRAM, Shimano, and Cleo the Blind Cat.

… and check out R+D video 1:


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