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Galli Approved Rival ARIS

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This is a Sachs-Huret Rival ARIS emblazoned with the word 'approved' and Galli's rooster symbol ('gallo' is the Italian for 'rooster'). Galli included this derailleur in some of its mid-range groupsets in the late 1980s.

The derailleur, itself, is a presentable, solidly constructed and reasonably effective unit. It has its cable clamp bolt mounted on a sprung arm - to give what Shimano called a 'light action'. In fact, compared to a Shimano Light Action derailleur of the time, the Sachs-Huret Rival ARIS was just slightly later to market, just slightly more expensive, just slightly heavier and indexed with just slightly less accuracy.

It's tough competing against a highly capable, 800 pound, gorilla like Shimano.


  • Derailleur brands: Galli
  • Country: Italy, with help from Germany, manufactured in France
  • Date of introduction: 1987
  • Date of this example: 1987 (stamped 2787, week 27 1987)
  • Model no.: 41.3 D?
  • Weight: 280g
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth (Sutherlands 6th edition)
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth (Sutherlands 6th edition)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 50mm
  • Index compatibility: 7 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: largely steel, with aluminium knuckles
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