Re: [Classicrendezvous] Regina Was: Speaking of rebadged derailleurs


Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 09:08:04 -0500
From: Stephen Spielman <sspielman@goeaston.net>
To: RALEIGH531@aol.com, "Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Regina Was: Speaking of rebadged derailleurs
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There was a period about 1990- give or take a couple of years- that Regina offered a "mini gruppo" or a drivetrain group. They did this as a last ditch effort to preserve their cycling related business as the big component makers were bringing the manufacture of freewheels and chains "in house" so to speak to control the designs to facilitate indexed shifting. The only level of Regina drivetrain that I am familiar with was the "America" group which was their top of the line. It was nice stuff, but a decided step down from Dura Ace or Record. Regina only made the freewheel and chain. Everything else was outsourced. The bottom bracket and chainset were by Ofmega, and the derailleurs were Sachs New Success....all re-badged, of course. I was on a team sponsored by Regina at that time, and the freewheels and chains of that era were superb. I think that the "Anniversario" chain might be the best of all time for durability. As a final note, I should mention that bicycle parts were only a small portion of Regina's production, their primary business being industrial chains and motorcycle chains. Steve Spielman Maryland

RALEIGH531@aol.com wrote:
> If anybody comes across info on Regina derailleurs and / or minigruppos
> please let me know.
>
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, Pa