Zeus Alfa 72 Especial

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The Zeus Alfa 72 Especial is a reasonably faithful copy of a 1966 Campagnolo Valentino Super. Campagnolo had ditched this design in favour of the Valentino Extra in 1968 - but that does not seem to have diminished Zeus’ enthusiasm for it - even in 1972.

The Alfa 72 Especial is strong, nicely finished and terrifyingly dull.

  • Derailleur brands: Zeus
  • Country: Spain
  • Date of introduction: 1972?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 261g including hanger plate
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 28 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 46mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: steel
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