Fwd: "derailleur, n." - Word of the Day from the OED

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 1 16:05:23 UTC 2013

There have been front derailleurs since at least 1947 [1] and they have been referred to as such since at least the October 1972 issue of Popular Mechanics [2].

[1] http://www.bikeraceinfo.com/photo-galleries/derailleurs-50s.html#simplex
[2] http://books.google.com/books?id=VNQDAAAAMBAJ&q=derailleur#v=snippet&q=%22front%20derailleur%22&f=false


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