Versol appear to have been active in the 1950s, producing at least three models:

  • the rod-operated single pulley Versol Record in this collection
  • a single pulley pull-chain design possibly called the Versol-X
  • a twin pulley pull-chain model (there is one of these shown on velobase.com)

There is a persistent legend about a large stash of Versol’s (possibly many hundreds) being discovered in about 2005 behind a stack of boxes in this or that bankrupt bike factory - but whether this is true (and what happened to them) still eludes me. Perhaps this Versol Record is one of them.

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