My comments about Regina chains are based upon the variables that can get unwitting cyclists (like me) in trouble. The occurrence of the failure of snapping the hollow pins happened on a cold winter day. The temp was nearly 40 degrees F. I blame the temperature and the hollow pin contracting and slipping out of the side plate causing the failure. I am not a scientist; I only assume that the temperature conditions hastened this particular failure. That has never happened with a conventional solid pin chain to me, personally, in any temperature condition. Also, I only reference these hollow pin chains as not acceptable partly based upon other CR lister's negative experiences.
My advise would be to be careful and I hope that you get a lot of safe miles out of yours. My concern is for my personal safety and that is why I will stay away from Regina hollow pin chains. The fact that I got hurt underwrites my advocacy against them.
Mark Agree wrote:
"I don't know Carl, I use a Regina hollow pin on my regular Torpado rider, and anyone who I ride with on our "Vintage Thursdays" rides, can attest to the fact that I often push that puppy pretty hard up hills, etc. Sometimes, the error may lie in the mechanic installing a part, as an earlier poster already mentioned, and sometimes failure can be attributed to a lot of different variables. I think it's a bit harsh to say that these chains are crap."
Bay Village, OH USA