Cyclo Gear Co.
Posted: Friday 12th June 2020
The Cyclo Gear Co. Ltd. was based at Aston in Birmingham. In 1949 they advertised Twist grip control, pedals, toe clips and straps, chain adjusters, multiple freewheels, sprockets, wing and track nuts, plus their range of 2, 3 and 4-speed gears. At a time when probably 90% of club cyclists used fixed-wheel, Cyclo were producing an 18-gear option involving a hub gear, 3-speed derailleur and a double chainwheel, which gave the rider a range of gears from 28″ to 118″.
This set-up would no doubt be used by the serious touring cyclist who would possibly spend time on Alpine passes whilst fully laden with luggage and camping gear. They advertised the Olympic gear in 3 and 4-speed options as well as the Oppy and Ace in 3 gear mode only. Also they announced their new gear, the Benelux, with 3, 4 and 5-speed options. At the same time Cyclo were producing down-tube levers, bar-end levers plus a twist-grip control.