derailleur


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de·rail·leur

 (dĭ-rā′lər)
n.
A device for shifting gears on a bicycle by moving the chain between sprocket wheels of different sizes.

[French dérailleur, from dérailler, to derail; see derail.]

derailleur

(dəˈreɪljə)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a mechanism for changing gear on bicycles, consisting of a device that lifts the driving chain from one sprocket wheel to another of different size
[French dérailleur derailer]

de•rail•leur

(dɪˈreɪ lər)

n.
a gear-shifting mechanism on a bicycle that shifts the drive chain from one sprocket wheel to another.
[1945–50; < French dérailleur literally, a device causing disengagement or derailing]
Translations

derailleur

[dəˈreɪljəʳ] n derailleur gears npl (Cycling) → deragliatore m
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Royal blue, with three derailleur gears operated by a lever on the handlebars.
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A Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal hub eliminates a derailleur, providing a low maintenance solution and allows gear changes even when stopped.
The 7-speed Shimano Tourney gears and shifter work together with a TX-31 rear derailleur and gearbox, allowing the rider to pedal, to activate the Twist and Go (TAG) system which activates the motor when the throttle is turned, or the Power Assist (PA) mode, which can make pedaling easier as the engine comes on to provide a boost at every rotation of the pedals.
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CUTLINE: (1) Gray Harrison, right, one of the Earn-A-Bike shop managers, helps Will Colan, a student at Clark University with the derailleur on his bike.