[CR]Regina freewheel date code question

Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

From: "Stephen Barner" <steve@sburl.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <CATFOODcdZ06YO4OPXo00000042@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 22:56:19 -0400
Subject: [CR]Regina freewheel date code question

I was looking at some Regina freewheels this evening and noticed that they looked older than the ones I have seen from the '70s. The lockrings are stamped REGINA GRAN SPORT CORSE SOC. ITAL. CAT. CAL. MERATE--->. The bodies all had a 3 or 4 digit number stamped on the back, ending in 59, 60 or 62. They looked like date codes--is that correct? I bet Chuck Schmidt knows. He was the one who outed the fact that Regina was the first name of the founder's mother and Merate was the town where the company started.

Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont