[CR]Benelux derailleur history

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Campagnolo)

From: <Doland.Cheung@sce.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 11:29:01 -0800
Subject: [CR]Benelux derailleur history

Anybody know anything about Benelux derailleurs?

I'm trying to gather some info as to why or how Benelux derailleurs existed at the same time as SA internally geared hubs and why or why didn't club racers make a switch. I always thought derailleurs didn't become real popular until the Campy Gran Sport came out.

I wanted to build a 50's style bike on a more easily obtainable (in my size) 70's frame that was in the British club racing style, with as many non-Italian parts as possible. I would think the Benelux setup would be a bit lighter, but the SA sturdier.

doland cheung
la, ca