After several years of searching around for a meaningful way to offer a more affordable derailleur, in 1964 Campagnolo released this model, the Campagnolo Valentino G. S.. It set the tone for Campagnolo's lowest priced range for the next two decades.
Its defining features included:
This Valentino model, the first in a long sequence, is named 'G. S.' which is usually taken as a reference to the the words 'Gran Sport'. It uses a pulley cage that is not offset, much like the Campagnolo Gran Sport. This is slightly odd, as Campagnolo had already released two models, the 1963 Campagnolo Record (1020) and the 1961? Campagnolo Sportman, that had the much more effective offset pulley cages. Even stranger, the outer pulley cage plate has a flange clearly intended to be a stop to control rotation at the p-pivot - as on the Campagnolo Turismo. But this flange has no function on the Campagnolo Valentino G. S..
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