“You know how the title came about - Disraeli Gears - yeah? We had this Austin Westminster, and Mick Turner was one of the roadies who’d been with me a long time, and he was driving along and Eric (Clapton) was talking about getting a racing bicycle. Mick, driving, went ‘Oh yeah - Disraeli gears!’ meaning derailleur gears... We all just fell over... We said that’s got to be the album title.” Ginger Baker remembering 1967.
This site is all about rear derailleur gears... it is a little about remembering... and a miniscule part of it is even about the very derailleur gears that Eric Clapton may have been dreaming about back in the Summer of Love.
It is a portrait of a real collection of real derailleurs in all their rusty glory. The site is now about half complete, which, of course, means it is also half incomplete. Despite this, I hope that you find something here to enjoy.
Before you get into the derailleur collection you may like to read the introduction. Whether or not you do this, you can browse the derailleur collection in five different ways:
In addition to the derailleur collection the site has three further sections:
As a handy guide, each of these sections of the site has its own colour scheme, and its own drop-down menu - very modern.
You can use the arrows like this to move to the page that I deem to be logically next (or previous).
Finally no website is complete without a 'social media strategy' - and this one is no exception. You can:
I hope you will find some of this stuff useful.
Thanks for visiting.