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Galli Ritmo (?)

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I now think this is a Galli Ritmo, a Galli Competitizione enjoying the dubious benefits of downwards ‘range extension’. In a crucial signal to consumers of the time, the hanger bolt has a hex head rather than an allen key socket. This probably halved the selling price - although how it had any substantial effect on the production cost remains something of a mystery.

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

  • a hex-head hanger bolt,
  • a B knuckle with a small reinforcing 'gusset' under the cable outer stop,
  • an outer parallelogram plate with 'big dots' surrounding the logo, and a low-mounted cable clamp arm, giving a low actuation ratio,
  • a curvaceous pulley cage,
  • Simplex pulley wheels,
  • a hex-head cable clamp bolt.


  • Derailleur brands: Galli
  • Country: Italy
  • Date of introduction: 1980?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 200g
  • Maximum cog: 26 teeth (Sutherland’s 4th edition)
  • Total capacity: 20 teeth (Sutherland’s 4th edition)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 45mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: aluminium
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