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Galli Criterium black/silver (3rd style)

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I think this is the third style of Criterium that Galli produced. It has a very plain outer parallelogram plate and small adjustment screws.

In terms of the variables that seem to define Galli models, this example has:

  • The outer parallelogram plate with the 'outline text' logo, small adjustment screws and the cable clamp arm high up (15mm from the pivot).
  • The curvaceous pulley cage. This particular example also has a 'stop' screwed into the P knuckle that restricts the total movement of the pulley cage in a rather strange way.

Overall, however, this Galli Criterium is a very viable alternative to a Campagnolo Nuovo Record. It is very light, strongly constructed and has clean lines and an welcome absence of Campagnolo’s baroque flourishes.


  • Derailleur brands: Galli
  • Country: Italy
  • Date of introduction: 1976?
  • Date of this example: 1977?
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 190g
  • Maximum cog: 26 teeth? (Sutherland’s 4th edition)?
  • Total capacity: 22 teeth? (Sutherland’s 4th edition)?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 46mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: aluminium
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