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Ofmega Linea

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From 1987 Ofmega decided to source their derailleurs from Simplex, and this sorry-assed item was one result. Sure it’s a slant parallelogram design, sure it’s all metal, sure it’s perfectly serviceable, but all the style and pride that Ofmega expressed in their earlier designs is long gone. The castings have acne, the chrome is dull and wrinkly and the branding looks like badly applied Letraset.

In its Simplex guise this derailleur was called the ‘Vallee’. Ofmega called it the ‘Linea’. Both names are predictably meaningless and strangely unattractive. I call it ‘suicide by laziness’.


  • Derailleur brands: Ofmega, manufactured by Simplex
  • Country: Italy, manufactured in France
  • Date of introduction: 1988?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 271g
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 24 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 46mm
  • Index compatibility: unknown
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: aluminium with steel pulley cage plates
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