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I personally only remember one thing about Excel and that is that they produced their Ultimate derailleur (made for them by Rino) which was used by Lon Haldeman in the 1983 Race Across America.

Frank Berto reports that:

  1. ‘In 1982, Excel, a division of Beatrice Foods, started making low-priced ... derailleurs in Illinois.’

However there are various bits and pieces of evidence pointing to Excel manufacturing cheap, relatively nasty derivatives of European derailleurs (Simplex Prestige and Huret Allvit rear, Campagnolo Valentino front) in the mid-1970’s. These may possibly have been original equipment on Sears and Huffy bikes around that time. More...