Cyclo Gear Company Benelux Mark 7 (lever-operated, later version type 3)
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Cyclo Gear Company Benelux Mark 7 (lever-operated, later version type 3)
Brand:  Cyclo Gear Company
Years:  Mid 1950's - 1968
Country:  England
Added By: peterbman on 04/03/15
Updated By: peterbman on 04/03/15
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Cyclo Gear Company Benelux Mark 7 (lever-operCyclo Gear Company Benelux Mark 7 (lever-operCyclo Gear Company Benelux Mark 7 (lever-oper
# Rings Designed For DoubleOuter Plate MarkingsCYCLO block letters surrounded by MADE IN ENGLAND in oval
Inner Plate Markings[chain width of cage]Clamp MarkingsBENELUX block letters on red background
Inner Clamp MarkingsDesign CategoryPushrod
Pivot Arm MarkingsPlate MaterialChrome plated steel
Clamp Style25.4mm ClampCable Attachment Bolt
CableStop Clamp Bolt Type
Max Ring Difference   
General Information
The clamp for the shifter rod encircles the rod. This version has the cover on the derailleur body stopping at the push rod; the bolt holding down the front clamp threads into a boss on the body in front of the cover.

The knob on the top of the lever of the Benelux lever front derailleur had this conical shape starting in the mid-1950s. Later it was called the Mark 7 in the late 1950s.

Derailleur cage slides on a rod, operated by a lever. The cyclist guides a hand down the seat tube without looking to find the lever. Derailleur shifts readily and normal, just like a cable operated front derailleur. No cable maintenance or tensioning.
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Brand Information(click to expand)
Also went by the names Cyclo Benelux and Cyclo. All produced in Birmingham.
they produced derailleurs, freewheels, frame bits, and accessories such as pump pegs and saddle supports.
some models include -
Oppy(named after Sir Hubert Opperman)
Benelux Super 60
Cyclo Benelux
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