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Vittoria Giuseppina

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As single-pulley derailleurs go, this is a classy little number. It is very light, has a rather well crafted and usefully rigid arm and all its small parts are accurately made and pleasantly finished. Best of all, it has top-normal logic. The cable feeds down the inside of the arm, around a roller and out to a clamp bolt on the outside end of the sliding rod.

One end of the main spring is hooked around a set-screw that can be screwed into one of two holes in the sliding rod - depending on whether the derailleur is to be used with a 3 or 4 speed freewheel. The set-screw slides in a slot in the arm that provides a kind of rudimentary limit on the range of movement.

The Vittoria Giuseppina was a much neater device than a pre-war Simplex Champion du Monde, but was not really competitive with the twin pulley designs that were just hitting the post-war market.


  • Derailleur brands: Vittoria
  • Themes: Ultra-lightweight - road racing models
  • Country: Italy
  • Date of introduction: 1948?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 185g
  • Maximum cog: 24 teeth ?
  • Total capacity: 10 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: n/a
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 1/8”?
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: none
  • Materials: aluminium arm, everything else is steel
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