Re: [CR]Atala grand prix shifting problems

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Subject: Re: [CR]Atala grand prix shifting problems
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 18:42:21 -0400

Diego F. Dominguez wrote:
>I have an atala grand prix aprox. from 68-70 it has a rear dellairur
>campagnolo valentino extra and it is very hard to shift to the first
>gear you have to make a lot of strenght for it to enter and it is
>very hard to enter i have tried to adjust it a lot and I cant get it
>to work any better the fist gear is 28t.
>Somebody know a solution for this?

Yep, new derailer. The Valentino was the worst derailer Campagnolo ever made, never worked for beans. The old joke was that Tullio was mad at his son, and punished him by naming that crummy derailer after him. Even a Huret Allvit would be an upgrade!

If you were to put a new $20 Shimano Tourney on, you'd be flabbergasted by how much better it would shift.

The Grand Prix is a pretty decent frame, worth putting some decent equipment on.

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