Re: [CR]Benelux Tourist Mk 8 dating and lever needed

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Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 15:18:48 -0400
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Benelux Tourist Mk 8 dating and lever needed

Charlie Young wrote:
>I recently purchased a Benelux Tourist Mark 8 rear
>derailleur and would like to know the approximate date of
>introduction. The seller has another one up on eBay at the

I bought mine probably in 1959 or '60. Like the Mark VII, these came in different versions for 4- and 5-speed freewheels.
>While it came with the clamp-on fitting for the shift lever,
>no lever was supplied. Does anyone have an appropriate Cyclo
>Benelux lever kicking around? Need not be NOS.

If you have as warped a sense of humor as I do, you could use a SRAM "ESP" type GripShift, which should index correctly with this unit!

The appropriate shifter has a rather larger cable drum than those intended for parallelogram derailers.

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