French Patent # 785,035

French Patent 785,035 - Super Leader main image

This is the first of Charles Gautherot's derailleur patents. It covers a fork-type derailleur called 'Le Super Leader'.

Charles Gautherot's co-inventer was Lazare Venot, an established racing cyclist who rode for Terrot in 1929 and competed in the Touriste/Routier class of the Tour de France in 1931 and 1932 using Simplex derailleurs.

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