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Old 07-19-21, 10:37 AM
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Regina, freewheel?

Good day, I am stepping up to the next item to sort out. What are the Regina product levels, Seems like a lot of different codes and series. Basic 6 speed 12/26? or close; Thanks
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Old 07-19-21, 10:50 AM
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Velobase has very useful info on Regina products and good thing is that the products are in order of hierarchy.

I personally love Regina freewheels. However prices have climbed recently.

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A "basic" Regina in a 12-26, not likely.
Regina for a long time the smallest cog was a 13.

Later there were some 12's but the later body. And those were scarce.
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Thanks, I see a lot of 13/25 size, is a 13/26 not popular?
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Old 07-19-21, 04:58 PM
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Thanks a gold mine of information from Velo Base, thanks
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Originally Posted by road195 View Post
Thanks, I see a lot of 13/25 size, is a 13/26 not popular?
Your thread is a little confusing. Are you asking about a part you have in hand, or are you curious what was/is available?
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Thanks for your question. I am getting, information and after learning about the freewheeled, available I will buy something? But I need to clarify if I can use a Super Record rear derailleur and bump my freewheel up to 28 teeth. Also some of the Regina products where made for non friction shifting? I love the friction! Has more personality!
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A couple things about buying Regina freewheels. The older ones used a 2 prong removing tool. I always found those a major pain to deal with. Make sure you lock the removing tool down tight with your Quick Release before removing.

The newer ones used a splined remover. I don't think I have any that new, but they should be less problematic.

I've now gone to mostly cassettes. The profiled teeth and shift gates make shifting mighty smooth, and it works just fine with friction shifting. I have even friction shifted 11-speed (assuming one can get the shifters & derailleurs to work together). Gone is the derailleur chatter. If it is chattering, it shifts.

The one thing I don't like about the new "hyperglide" is that I believe all the parts wear 10x as fast due to thinner sprockets.
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