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