Here we have a buyer's guide to Italian cycle components dating from February 1988. The rear derailleurs are listed on scan 4 and scan 5.
25 rear derailleurs are listed as follows:
- Campagnolo Record
- Campagnolo Croce D'Aune
- Campagnolo Super Record
- Campagnolo Nuovo Record
- Campagnolo Rally Touring
- Campagnolo Chorus SM
- Campagnolo Chorus LG
- Campagnolo Nuovo Victory
- Campagnolo LX
- Campagnolo Triomphe LZ (?)
- Galli Aris Professional Team
- Galli Professional Team
- Galli Aris Sport Team
- Galli Sport Team
- Gian Robert Competition
- Gian Robert System
- Gipiemme Cronospecial Exploit
- Gipiemme Sprint
- Miche Competition
- Miche Superfast
- Ofmega Premier
- Ofmega Master
- Ofmega Linea
- Ofmega Vantage
- Ofmega Alpine LP
This listing is invaluable - but unfortunately I still do not know what actual derailleurs some of these model names describe!
Some other items of note include:
- Prices are given for a few models.
- There is a certain amount of information about the material the derailleur is made from, its weight and the range of rear sprockets that it can handle.
- The Campagnolo range is still a mess - and even 'new' ranges like Victory and Triomphe are already descending into chaos.
- Galli, once a bastion of Simplex, has adopted Sachs-Huret models.
- There are no Rino derailleurs shown.
- You can feel the enthusuasm of Gian Robert and Gipiemme waning rapidly.
- The Miche models listed are probably manufactured by SunTour, as they are indexed and the cheaper one has a plastic inner parallelogram plate.
- Ofmega has become the main Italian rebrander of Simplex. There is also no sign of its Mistral/Mundial range.
- FiR and Regina each list a number of different components but no derailleurs.
- Stella has disappeared from the listing.
The future of the Italian derailleur industry did not look good!
- Publisher: La Bicicletta
- Country: Italy
- Date: February 1988
- Derailleur brands: Campagnolo, FiR, Galli, Gian Robert, Gipiemme, ICS, Miche, Ofmega, Regina, Sachs-Huret, Simplex, SunTour
- Derailleurs: too many to list here