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Cyclo Benelux Mark 8 Tourist

Cyclo Benelux Mark 8 Tourist derailleur main image

The Cyclo Benelux Mark 8 Tourist was the touring version of the seminal Cyclo Benelux Mark 7. Like the Mark 7, it shows how the derailleur matured as a product as the market moved from post-World War II austerity to ‘never having it so good’. There is a profusion of high quality branding, precision engineering and fine finishes. Definitely a product aimed at a increasingly discerning and affluent consumer.

One feature of the Mark 8 that I have never got to grips with is the way that the toggle chain is effectively rotated with the pulley cage. The only time that I have attempted to set one up, I found this incomprehensible and a serious problem. Very odd.

In the photo, I have disengaged the pulley cage spring to allow the derailleur to adopt a more normal position.


  • Derailleur brands: Cyclo Gear Company
  • Country: UK
  • Date of introduction: 1958
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: Mark 8
  • Weight: 331g including hanger plate, but excluding drop-out bolt
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth
  • Total capacity: 35 teeth
  • Pulley centre to centre: 79mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32” and 1/8”
  • Logic: low normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: steel, with aluminium flanges on the tension pulley
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Browse associated documents.



UK Patent # 823,694

UK Patent # 823,694

UK Patent 823,694 - Cyclo Benelux Mark 12 thumbnail


Cyclo Benelux Parts List & Prices 0691

Cyclo Benelux Parts List & Prices 0691

Cyclo Benelux Parts List & Prices 0691 - front cover thumbnail


Cyclo catalogue 609

Cyclo catalogue 609

Cyclo Catalogue 609 - front cover thumbnail


Cyclo Benelux catalogue 628/G/S

Cyclo Benelux catalogue 628/G/S

Cyclo Benelux Catalogue 628GS - page 1 thumbnail


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