Campagnolo Porta Catena NOS Chain Holder

Special Price €39.99
Regular Price €49.99
In stock
ID: 15349
Manufacturer: Campagnolo
Condition: Packaged in Campagnolo original plastic bag. Original instruction manual in English, Italian, German and French is included.
Era: 1970s
Available in store: Wilhelmstr. 91, 10117 Berlin
Product ID: 15349

Campagnolo Portacatena (the Italian for "chain holder") was designed to help rider to exchange the rear wheel faster and easier.
In order to do so, a couple of special parts have been needed - namely a special right shifting lever, a C-shaped aluminium holder for the rear dropout and a pair of screws to hold it in place on the Campagnolo 1010B dropouts.
This C-shaped piece was designed to hold the chain when changing the wheel.

Changing a wheel with the Portacatena happens like this:
shifting to the smallest cog, pushing a button on the special shifting lever which allows the chain to slide one step further and onto the holder. The rear wheel is then much easier to get out. With the wheel back in place, it is necessary to pedal gently while shifting up with the lever.

This system has been designed for professional racing, where seconds matter. The Campagnolo Portacatena was not a big financial success but remained an icon of cycling history.

Please bear in mind that this Portacatena set is suitable for special rear dropouts (Campagnolo 1010B) with two little threaded holes. Required space between the smallest sprocket and the Portacatena holder is 4 - 4,5 mm.
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