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Funiculo

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Funiculo derailleurs were produced by Jacques-Gustave Schulz in La Garenne-Colombes, a mere stone’s throw from Nanterre and Puteaux, the heartland of the bicycle industry in Paris. Monsieur Shulz fitted his derailleurs on his distinctive bicycles.

The first Funiculo system, introduced in 1932 was a three speed system that was offered with a 16, 24, 40T freewheel. In 1934 this was improved to become a 4 speed system with a 16, 20, 28, 40T freewheel. The Funiculos were able to handle the huge 40 tooth sprocket due to their multi-pivot design that had some similarities, in intent at least, to the Huret Duopar (designed 40 years later in nearby Nanterre). Like the Duopar, the Funiculo could take up a vast length of chain while maintaining a small chain gap.


see also French Patent # 745,898 1932

see also French Patent # 745,898 1932

French Patent 745,898 - Funiculo thumbnail


see also French Patent # 752,733 1933

see also French Patent # 752,733 1933

French Patent 752,733 - Funiculo thumbnail


see also TCF Rev Mens - 09/1934 Chronique cyclotouristique

see also TCF Rev Mens - 09/1934 Chronique cyclotouristique

T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle September 1934 - Chronique cyclotouristique scan 1 thumbnail


see also TCF Rev Mens - 11/1934 Chronique cyclotouristique

see also TCF Rev Mens - 11/1934 Chronique cyclotouristique

T.C.F. Revue Mensuelle November 1934 - Chronique cyclotouristique scan 1 thumbnail
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