Super Champion (Derailleurs)
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Display Name:Super ChampionCountry:France
Years of Operation:1932 - ?Primary Focus:Drivetrain Components
General Information
 Not to be confused with the Rim manufature which was eventually owned by Wolber, the Super Champion Derailleur was created by Oscar Egg in the early 1930's.
History
The derailleur brand of Oscar Egg, one of the giants of cycling history and a former Swiss track rider who once held the world Hour record .  In 1932 he introduced the Champion derailleur which was developed in his shop in the Paris, France suburb of Levallois-Perret.  Their "Tour de France" model, with a shifting fork below the chainstay and a manually-operated chain tensioner beneath the bottom bracket, was by far the most popular racing derailleur of the 1930s.  By 1934 they were selling 45,000 derailleurs per year.  In 1936 they made 343,209 derailleurs.  It was his derailleur and its success which pressured the organizers of the Tour de France to allow the use of derailluers in the race starting in 1937.  By 1939 they had sold over 1,000,000 derailleurs. However, after WW2 they failed to keep up with Simplex and Huret, and by 1955 they were gone.
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Recent Added / Updated Components
Component NameCategoryAdded / Updated
Super Champion Super MondialRear Derailleurs04/23/2017
Super Champion Sport 46Rear Derailleurs12/04/2016
Super Champion du Monde 39Rear Derailleurs05/05/2015
Super Champion Oscar Egg RouteRear Derailleurs04/25/2015
Super Champion Course (later version)Rear Derailleurs10/27/2014
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