Kit you never knew you needed: No 14, Chain Holder

Now, the title of this series of articles is quite explicit, it’s about stuff you would probably not usually have thought about needing. It is up to you to decide whether you think the items covered represent worthwhile purchases or not. We may offer a little bit of opinion, but we leave you to decide.

However, we suspect that not too many of you will be rushing out to buy one of these. Many may even be wondering what they are for?

In fact, they are primarily aimed at people who pack their bikes in bike boxes or bike bags for trips away from home. By inserting this device where the Quick Release Skewer has been removed with the rear wheel, the chain can be seated in the catcher disc so that it doesn’t flap around whilst the bike is in transit.

Nice, but probably not essential unless you travel with your bike a lot.