DISRAELI GEARS

FM

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Another very mysterious brand.

Before coming across the derailleur in this collection I had only ever seen an FM derailleur once - fitted on an Esmaltina bicycle that someone had brought to Britain from Brazil. On this basis, I assumed that both Esmaltina and FM were Brazilian brands. I now have been told that Esmaltina is based in Portugal - vaguely pointing to Portugal being the home of FM as well.

It is probably irrelevant but Maial is a town in Spain, which is fairly close to the Portuguese border.

The previous owner of the FM FMaial derailleur in this collection was French, and thought that FM was a French company.

I have never been able to find any solid information - so your guess is as good as mine - and my guess is that FM is Portuguese - but as Manuel would say, the reality is that ‘I know nurtheeeeng’.

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