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Galli Sport (1st style)

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The Galli Sport is the Galli Criterium enjoying the dubious benefits of downwards ‘range extension’. The finish is a bit less plush and, in a crucial signal to consumers of the time, the hanger bolt has a hex head rather than an allen key socket. These two changes probably halved the selling price - although how they had any substantial effect on the production cost remains something of a mystery.

The Sport was a decent product at a decent price - ideal for your training bike or for your younger sibling who was just starting out in road racing. Interestingly the pulley cage has a different geometry to that on the Criterium - perhaps to make the Sport more suited to a wider freewheel.


  • 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: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: aluminium
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