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Gipiemme Exploit

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Most Gipiemme derailleurs are Simplex models of various types ‘improved’ by the addition of a garish Gipiemme sticker, often featuring the World Champion’s multicoloured bands.

The Exploit is a different kettle of fish. It is a rather nicely styled and finished item with a ruthlessly modern look and high quality nuts and bolts. The design is very reminiscent of Campagnolo, but the fittings don’t look like those on any Campagnolo derailleur that I can think of. I have no idea who manufactured it - but I do like it.


  • Derailleur brands: Gipiemme
  • Country: Italy
  • Date of introduction: 1995?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: 801AE?
  • Weight: 235g
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 26 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 46mm
  • Index compatibility: 7 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: aluminium
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