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Resilion Crimson Star

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The Crimson Star was a cheap, basic and surprisingly effective copy of a Cyclo Benelux Mark 7 pull-chain derailleur. It had the (typical of Cyclo) un-sprung top pivot that allowed it to be swung out of the way when removing a wheel, it had simple plastic pulley wheels much as we use today, and it could accept 1/8” or 3/32” chain.

The Crimson Star also has a fantastic name - sharing the honours with the SunTour Love for the best model name of any derailleur (the SunTour Skitter and the Shimano Pecker are just plain silly).

If, as a young apprentice, ‘Red Robbo’ ever cycled to Longbridge this is surely the derailleur he would have used.


  • Derailleur brands: Resilion
  • Themes: A riot of colour
  • Country: UK
  • Date of introduction: 1958
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 255g including hanger plate but excluding drop out bolt
  • Maximum cog: 24 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 10 teeth
  • Pulley centre to centre: 60mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 1/8” and 3/32”
  • Logic: low normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: steel
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Browse associated documents.



UK Patent # 818,266

UK Patent # 818,266

UK Patent 818,266 - Resilion Crimson Star thumbnail


UK Patent # 861,607

UK Patent # 861,607

UK Patent 861,607 - Resilion Crimson Star thumbnail


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