Villiers Two-Speed
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Category:  Rear Derailleurs
Name:  Villiers Two-Speed
Brand:  Villiers
Years:  Mid 1930's - ?
Country:  England
Added By: peterbman on 10/22/14
Updated By: peterbman on 12/21/16
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Outer Plate MarkingsThe Villiers Two SpeedInner Plate Markings
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Attachment Bolt SizeCable Attachment Bolt Size
Shifting SystemsCable Adjuster
Cage LengthMax Cog Size
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General Information
From THE DANCING CHAIN: "When the cable was pulled, a small driving chain was engaged to override the rear sprocket and produce a higher gear. The Villiers was heavy but cheap, and it could easily be installed on any bike."
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Brand Information(click to expand)
In 1898, John Marston was building a pedal cycle, which he named the Sunbeam Cob.
As he was sited on Villiers St. (in Wolverhampton), he named it The Villiers Company,
later to become The Villiers Engineering Company.
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