Cyclo Gear Company Benelux (lever operated, 1953 version)
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Category:  Front Derailleurs
Name:  Cyclo Gear Company Benelux (lever operated, 1953 version)
Brand:  Cyclo Gear Company
Years:  1953 - 1955
Country:  England
Added By: peterbman on 04/23/14
Updated By: peterbman on 04/23/14
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Cyclo Gear Company Benelux (lever operated, 1
# Rings Designed For DoubleOuter Plate MarkingsCyclo Made in England
Inner Plate MarkingsClamp MarkingsBENELUX
Inner Clamp MarkingsDesign CategoryPushrod
Pivot Arm MarkingsPlate MaterialChrome plated steel
Clamp StyleCable Attachment Bolt
CableStop Clamp Bolt Type
Max Ring Difference   
General Information
The Benelux lever front derailleur had a rounded knob on top of the lever in its first version, changing to a conical shape knob in the mid 1950s. Later the derailleur was called the Mark 7 model 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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