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Capo Exakt (3rd style)

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The Capo Exakt was a well made copy of a 1950s Simplex Tour de France, sharing the Simplex's basic geometry and rather sub-optimal pulley cage arrangement. However, the detailed design of both pivots was considerably better than that used by Simplex and the mechanical finish and tolerances were impressive throughout.

I think that this is an late example, with a shaped main plate, one toothed pulley wheel, clear branding and proper chrome plating. It also has a distinctively shaped pulley cage, albeit one that still functions in the manner of a Simplex Tour de France.


  • Derailleur brands: Capo
  • Country: Austria
  • Date of introduction: 1958?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 326g including hanger plate, but excluding hanger bolt
  • Maximum cog: 30 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 54mm
  • Index compatibility: 5 speed?
  • Chain width: 3/32”?
  • Logic: low normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: steel
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