Vantage
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Display Name:Vantage
Brand:Ofmega
Category:Road Race
Years:1992 -
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General Information
Vantage was Ofmega's replacement for the Gran Premier groupset. Ofmega made the cranks, bottom bracket, pedals and headset for the group. Other parts were often made by other manufacturers, such as Simplex.

The Vantage dérailleurs were made by Simplex and were the same as the Simplex Vallee mechs. Disreali Gears show one, listed as "Ofmega dérailleur" (see here). They are better made than the Linea range but not much. Oddly, however, there are two versions of the rear dérailleur, the standard one, shown on the Disreali Gears page, and a better finished version with special "guide plates" on the outer side of the jockey wheels. The second version often comes with charcoal knuckles and with "Vantage" (sometimes "Vantage INDEX") printed on them. This second type was almost certainly made by Ofmega.

The crankset is well made but with few distinguishing features. Most of the other components are fairly rare but they did seem to come in the same two colour forms - charcoal grey or brushed aluminium. It would appear that Ofmega lost its spark for innovation and colour in the late 1980s or, perhaps, no longer had the finances to be as ebullient.
Components
CategoryPhotoNameYearsAdded
Bottom BracketsOfmega VantageN/A03/07/17
BrakesOfmega VantageN/A05/09/15
CranksetsOfmega Vantage1992 - ?02/12/12
CranksetsOfmega Vantage (Bianchi Quattro version)Mid 1980's - Late 1980's02/18/16
Front DerailleursOfmega VantageN/A03/07/17
HubsOfmega VantageN/A03/07/17
PedalsOfmega VantageN/A03/07/17
Rear DerailleursOfmega Vantage (Mondial)N/A03/07/17
Rear DerailleursOfmega Vantage IndexEarly 1990's - Mid 1990's02/21/14
ShiftersOfmega Vantage (Mistral/Mondial)N/A03/07/17
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