DISRAELI GEARS

Super Leader

Super Leader Route (1st style) derailleur main image Super Leader Compétition (1st style) derailleur main image Super Leader Route (5th style) derailleur main image

Super Leader was the brand of Établissement Charles Gautherot, based in Dijon, France.

I know of three basic Super Leader derailleur models:

  • A fork-type derailleur called 'Le Super Leader', patented in 1935.
  • A twin pulley touring model patented in 1941 called the 'Super Leader Route'.
  • A single pulley racing model, patented in 1950, called the 'Super Leader Competition'.

All three have fairly basic underlying designs, but are notably well finished and constructed.


see also French Patent # 785,035 - Super Leader 1935

see also French Patent # 785,035 - Super Leader 1935

French Patent 785,035 - Super Leader thumbnail



see also French Patent # 886,238 - Super Leader 1942

see also French Patent # 886,238 - Super Leader 1942

French Patent 886,238 - Super Leader thumbnail








Super Leader - invoice 1953

Super Leader - invoice 1953

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see also Cyclo - Origine du dérailleur 1959

see also Cyclo - Origine du dérailleur 1959

  • Publisher: Cyclo
  • Date: 1959
  • Derailleur brands: Cyclo, plus too many others to mention here
  • Derailleurs: too many to mention
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