Re: [CR]Hollow pins

Example: Racing

From: "Raoul Delmare" <>
To: "C.R. List" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hollow pins
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 21:36:43 -0600

It's only my opinion , but I still kinda like these Regina hollow pin chains .

And Hey Wayne , I didn't realize that those saddles were heavier than the competing saddles . But if you are serious about weight savings , there sure are some interesting choices in light-weight saddles . Plus , there seem to be an awful lot of Fiamme Ergal Yellow Label rims available right now . . .

For what it's worth , I can personally attest to the fact that when I first tried one of these chains on my Ron Cooper , it actually FELT very light when pedaling . I can't comment directly on shifting , as I changed the freewheel also . But , it didn't shift too badly . It was slightly finicky . But not too bad .

I had no idea that they had become collector's items , until much , much too late .

I wish I'd bought a small stash of them when Bike Nashbar & others were selling them off cheap !

Just another example of "shoulda woulda coulda" .

And I still wish I had a titanium chain to look at and play with . Although those were NEVER on sale cheap !

oh well . . .

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Young"
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 5:41 PM
Subject: [CR]Hollow pins

> A change of subject, but I swear I could feel the weight difference when I
> put a Regina hollow pin chain on my Masi, and also a loss in shifting
> performance. Is a loss of shifting performance with these less than
> stiff chains a given?
> The ubiquitous Sheldon Brown has some information pertaining to chain
> stiffness phenomenon at his site, testing by Damon Rinard.
> Dennis Young
> couldn't ask for a nicer day to pedal and coast
> in Hotaka, Japan
> > Wayne, if you need to remove 10 links, then I suggest you use a
> > different chain. Why waste a nice hollow pin chain on an
> > application that it isn't designed to handle. You must have a
> > very short chainstay bike.
> > Lou Deeter,
> > Orlando FL