I have used Regina hollow pinned chains and snapped one (up hill during a training ride). I had the chain on too long (too many miles). There are more hollow chains on the market now than ever. Just like all the other lite weight/high performance part out there --- you are buying performance not longevity. I will still use hollow pinned chains. The new chains are probably made from better metals and old style lite weight products need to be properly installed and maintained. Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
-----Original Message----- From: "Carl Gonzalez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 17:07:29 To: <email@example.com> Cc: <FujiFish1@aol.com> Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage Weight Weenie Question - now CHAIN SNAPs
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."
Best, Carl Gonzalez Bay Village, OH USA
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