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B1 Chain Holder Makes Bicycle Cleaning, Traveling Smooth as Butter

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B! chain catcher holds bicycle chains in place for cleaning and travelingHandmade in Boulder, CO, Butter’s B1 chain holder classes up the dirty act of chain maintenance.

Made of machined billet alloy, the chain slides across a lathed Delrin spool. The whole thing is held in place with a strong spring and steel axle.

Butter says they’re also great for travel, keeping the chain in place inside a bike case (assuming you don’t remove the rear derailleur, anyway).

They retail for $40 each, including shipping. Add $5 for international orders. More pics below…

B! chain catcher holds bicycle chains in place for cleaning and traveling

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Gillis
Gillis
10 years ago

save yourself $40+ and use an old seatpost QR and derailleur pulley.

Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen
10 years ago

Pedro has been selling something similar for years now… and for much cheaper

Meta
Meta
10 years ago

Get the Morgan Blue version for 1/4 the price http://www.wiggle.com/morgan-blue-chain-keeper/

Whateve
Whateve
10 years ago

Actually you can’t use an old skewer, unless you rework it with a 130 or 135 spacer. Try it if you think it will work well without one.

That said, I do have issue with this as anything more than a work stand aid. I would never travel with a bike without protecting a sans wheel rear triangle. So it’s useless for that since it only grabs the drive side dropout.

Phil
Phil
10 years ago

for $40 you can buy this… http://www.wiggle.co.uk/morgan-blue-complete-maintenance-kit-with-bucket/ which is the best cleaning product ever and it comes with essentially the same thing.

Ryan
Ryan
10 years ago

I use pedros chain keeper, it’s my favorite tool in my toolbox. Best $12 I’ve ever spent.

SteezyD
SteezyD
10 years ago

I was about to mention the Pedro’s one as well.. Not as fancy looking, but way cheaper and does the job just as well.

College_kid
College_kid
10 years ago

Or…grab a trashed rear hub and qr.

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

“Lathed” is not a word. Something that was made on a lathe was “turned”.

TJ
TJ
10 years ago

I normally use the Pedros chain keeper but honestly under shop use I have gone through 3 so far this season. I ordered one up about 2 weeks ago, havent used it yet but it looks like it will holdup a lot better.

RUSTYDOGG
RUSTYDOGG
10 years ago

Its purdy. If you travel with bike boxed a bit you know their handling usually sucks. I am pretty sure a guy with no arms repacks them after inspection. This will be one less thing to get broken. Yay.

Hank
Hank
10 years ago

I have a Bi and love it. Yes the Pedro’s one is cheaper, but nowhere near the product that the B1 is and it is made in the USA by cyclists.

Gene
Gene
10 years ago

Or you can buy the Bike Medicine Chainholder $19.50 at half the price.

http://www.purpleextreme.com/ch.html

dimples
dimples
10 years ago

Or one could purchase this product if they like it more than the Pedro’s because they think it’s cool. New bike stuf! Who’s for it?!

Devian
10 years ago

its bling. I like it.

Tom
Tom
10 years ago

Just checked the price at Buttler’s: $48.50 + $7.50 shipping. 1-6-2013

Sien
Sien
5 years ago

For less than $20 you can buy this chain keeper: https://www.amazon.com/Sportixx-Chain-Keeper-Bicycle-Tool/dp/B071V59Z6J

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