Re: [CR]Regina Corsa 3 speed block question

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Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 07:48:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Regina Corsa 3 speed block question
In-Reply-To: <002a01c5beb8$0fff0bc0$8d616c51@nonefpfvwek4mv>

    This is just a guess - but I wonder if this is from the 1960s or '70s and was intended for use with a child's racing bike? I saw a number of those bikes in Italy at that time. You've probably seen a number of them, too, in England. The ones I saw looked like miniature adult racing bikes but lacked a front derailleur and had fewer gears in the rear.
     I never took notice of the spacing on the freewheel sprockets but perhaps these were left wider than normal because a child would not be expected to be as dextrous with the shifters as an adult?
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

--- Peter Brown wrote:

> A fellow V-CC member has shown me a Regina Corsa 3 speed
> 3/32nd
> freewheel hub that I have not seen before. There is a photo
> of it at
> . It appears to
> be all
> original, although the spacing between the sprockets is wider
> than I
> would have expected to find on a 4 or 5 speed hub. Can
> anyone please
> tell me anything about this hub, particularly what period it
> was from,
> and if it was designed for any special application.
> Peter Brown. Lincolnshire. England
> _______________________________________________

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