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Cristim (1st style)

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This is a flamboyant little number, with its decorative logo and its rear knuckle sporting a jaunty angle. I also have versions of this design that are unbranded and branded as Centauros.

Mechanically it is partly Shimano (see the cable clamp and adjustment screw placing) and partly not - it has only one sprung pivot.

I think that this is a mid-period example of the genre. It's b-pivot bolt and p-pivot bolt have plainish hex heads, but the adjustment screws and pulley bolts have cheese heads. And then of course there is the Arabesque patterning - a fulsome homage to the unforgettable Shimano 600 EX Arabesque.


  • Derailleur brands: Centauros/Cristim
  • Country: Brazil
  • Date of introduction: 1984?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 205g excluding hanger plate
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 51mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: steel
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