Re: [CR] Regina (what does SICC mean?)

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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:37:55 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR] Regina (what does SICC mean?)

Copied below my signoff, but above Bill's question, is a post by Chuck Schmidt that was the first result from the archives, using the search term "SICC". I didn't bother looking at any further results, but there were 11 in total. Archives been beddy beddy good to me!

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield, Michigan, USA ~ ~ ~


From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt(AT)>

Subject: _[CR]Re: Regina_ ("Re:+Regina"&SearchPrefix=@msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate[a])

Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 17:35:48 -0700

Merate (north of Milan) is the town in which the first chain factory was

located (they had factories in other cities). Regina was the first name

of Ettore Cattaneo's mother. The company started shortly after WW I.

The registered name was Societa Italiana Catene Calibrate, while Regina

was only a trademark. (The abreviation S.I.C.C. stamped on the

freewheel fits the available space better.)

In 1946 the registered name was changed to Societa Italiana Catene

Calibrate Regina, in short, "Regina" or "Catene Calibrate". Main office

was moved to Milan after WW II. The arrow shows the direction to turn

the top plate (cone) to remove (left hand thread, right to remove).

Chuck Schmidt

SoPas, SoCal

Stephen Barner wrote:
> I did a quick Google search and came up with a link that referenced Regina
> MILANO, Italy. Looks like Regina is just part of the company name. Perhaps
> the abbreviation S.I.C.C. wa intended to obfuscate the fact that the
> freewheels were actually being made by Regina. BTW, the reference I found
> was a patent announcement for an electromechanical bicycle transmission,
> granted in 2000.
> T=pdf The device incorporates six sensors, a computer, a shift motor, and
> operator controls & display. Maybe someday bike mechanics will have to
> purchase OBD-III scanners from the friendly Snap-On man! (Your 1996 or later
> smog-maker incorporates OBD-II technology--On-Board Diagnoctics.)
> Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy(AT)>
> > To: <classicrendezvous(AT)>
> > Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 11:56:18 -0500
> > Subject: [CR]=?iso-8859-1?Q?Re:_Bt=E9_SGDG_=28Was:_Regina_&_Atom=29?=
> >
> > ....The only Italian Atom body that I have is stamped Merate S.I.C.C. in
> > addition to Atom Made in Italy.....
> > Steve Barner=20
> >
> >
> > S.I.C.C.=3D Societa Italiana Catene Calibrate (as I learned looking =
> > through some old Regina boxes).=20
> > Angel Garcia
> > Morris County, NJ =20

Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:18:55 -0700 From: "WILLIAM HACKETT" <> Subject: [CR] Regina


I am looking for a Regina Freewheel, Marked, Regina G S Corse SICC

Does anyone know what these Marks Signify?

The Falcon replacement I have does not perform well. I notice the cog tooth design is very different!

Bill Hackett, Mesa Arizona