Save the front derailleurs, 8 ways to repurpose old components

How to give your old front derailleur a new lease on life

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While the front derailleur may now be worthless for shifting, it makes one hell of a good bottle opener.

While the front derailleur may now be worthless for shifting, it makes one hell of a good bottle opener (click to enlarge).

I’ve had a pile of unused front derailleurs laying around my shop since long before SRAM released it’s 1x specific drivetrains. For years I’ve wavered between dropping them off at my local co-op, or keeping them around “just in case,” but now I realize I’ve missing out on a ton of fun. Who wouldn’t want an RC skateboard?

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  • markFoster@optonline.net says:

    lamest ever award. I like my front derailleur and I guess with the propaganda, I’ll soon be labeled “no front derailleur” denier.

    I think you guys spend too much time waxing your warheads.

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