Video: 9 ingenious ways to use discarded front derailleurs

Fairdale Bikes R&D department finds new uses for this dying breed

Front derailleurs aren’t just a dying breed on mountain bikes. If SRAM has its way, the front derailleur will go the way of the dodo on road bikes as well. But this castaway component can still be put to use in many different ways. It just requires a bit of ingenuity.


Fairdale Bikes has tasked its R&D department with finding new uses for this once-critical component.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.