I spotted one of these on Craigslist today for a good price, and I figured I had no reason not to buy it:
I've never used one before (in fact, I'd never even seen one in person before today)... I have read a somewhat lackluster review of the model on Disraeli Gears, however! I'm curious... is the Valentino under-rated or under-appreciated, or did I buy something that I should only use as a cool-looking paperweight?
Also, what sorts of bikes came from the factory with these dérailleurs? Mostly Italian mid-range? (my personal wild guess)
...it's the fault of this forum that I now find dérailleurs cool and interesting enough to collect... I'm not sure whether I should thank y'all, or blame you for it!