Art’s got an OTSG First up for our enjoyment. This is his Made in France Regina Sport.
Hi Cameron, Here’s a bike I picked up at a thrift shop that looked like a run of the mill mass production bike from the 70s complete with cottered crank , Simplex derailleurs, dimpled steel rims , and wing nut front wheel attachment. But doing a Google search I couldn’t find any information on it . Even Sheldon Brown only knew the company as a producer of chains and freewheels . the only mention I found was a frame with the Regina Sport name being sold on Ebay. It was made in France and might have had some connection to Peugeot as the rims were the same as used on many Peugeots. The other rare feature it had was an intact Simplex front derailleur. I don’t think I’ve encountered another one that didn’t have the plastic clamp seat tube clamp broken. The rear derailleur was misadjusted so there was no spring tension so I replaced it with a Shimano derailleur . I’ll probably be banned from the Louvre for that move. Have any of you OTSG aficionados ever seen another Regina bicycle? I sold it on craigslist for $120 which was a great deal for the last Regina bicycle left in the world .