Sunday, July 18, 2010

Making Sense of Elvis


The Ghost of Elvis will shortly be wearing more flashy jewelry. The auction described it as "70's, 80's era", but it was actually introduced in 1984. If it were 6 months older I wouldn't have bought it, as it would be too modern for my refined tastes. This Galli dérailleur now belongs to me, at a price that Tony Tambini assures me is cheap. Of course he collects oddball dérailleurs, he's crazy about all of them and he thinks they're all cheap.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that's one sharp looking piece of bike jewelry! -Tony

Justine Valinotti said...

I rather like it. I had a pair of Galli brakes, gold-anodized, back in the day. They seemed to be a cross between the Nuovo Record and the Dura Ace--and were lighter, and worked better, than either.

Galli was offering components anodized in various colors long before the trend started. Most of their components were Italian-made. However, for a time their shift levers were rebadged Simplex retro-friction levers without the "teardrop" cutout.

Gunnar Berg said...

EVERYBODY'S brakes worked better than Campagnolos!

Gunnar Berg said...

Modolo also made various colors of brakes. Re the Ghost.

Anonymous said...

I use Super Record brakes and drivetrain on my Cinelli. Honestly, if I tore that stuff off and threw it in a box where it belongs, put on some cheap ebay Shimano group, then that bike would race with the best.
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Echelon 133 said...

Elvis has left the room.