Re: [CR] Regina Oro vs. Regina CX freewheel

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From: Tom Forbes <>
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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 19:04:21 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CR] Regina Oro vs. Regina CX freewheel

I never did much with Oro's untill lately trying to match up to older bikes . Most of my ride time from 80-90s was always on Regina CX or CX-S. One thi ng I always liked was the silent coast. Never had any issues with the inter nals, would wear out 14 and 15tooth sprockets a lot. It's pretty flat aro und here so those were the rear cogs used the most, and of course smaller
   diameter. I still use Phil Tenacious lube in the bodies, and knock on wo od have thousands of trouble free miles. Tom Forbes Houston, Texas.> To:> From: biankita@comca> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 19:17:17 -0500> Subject: [CR] Regina Oro vs . Regina CX freewheel> > I swapped out a Regina Ora five cog freewheel for the CX that came with > the Coppi bike I just cleaned up. That peculiar off
   clicking sound of > the old CX was offensive and plain wrong. If Reginas h ad three pawls > and one was hanging up because of a broken spring, then it made sense > that the freewheel was still perfectly functional but just sounded > awful. What's the deal with the Regina line up from those years? Wasn't > the Oro the top of the line and others like the America and the CX
   > lower in quality? What was the difference in construction between the > various models? I remember that Suntour used to tout better performance > f rom their different models but as one shop owner in SF (people's bike > and
   tool) used to say - the Suntour Perfect is perfectly good as are > all the
   Suntours on up. It seems to me that the Reginas were all > perfectly finni cky all the way up to the top of the line model I have > on my Raleigh (It' s loud and sounds like rattling balls on some days).> > BTW I'll be posting
   photos of the completed Coppi soon. I rode it > tonight in record cold tem peratures for Florida. It was sweet and > smooth and braking squeel free ev en with the old Campy pads that came > on it. It's so cool to invigorate a piece of history on a maiden ride. > I always get the feeling the bike is t hanking me for being freed from > its former less attentive owner. This one
   was never really abused but > more like discarded and unappreciated.> > Ga rth Libre in Miami Florida USA> > _________________________________________ ______> Classicrendezvous mailing list>> htt p:// _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live\u2122: Keep your life in sync. 22009