Why do I even need a chain keeper when I can just leave my rear wheel on and clean the cassette while I’m at it?
Well you can do that, and I must admit that I do leave my rear wheel on sometimes when I am in a rush, but I’ve been digging this Morgan Blue Chain Keeper.
Hey I can really clean the nooks and crannies with the rear wheels off, and leave no grease marks on my chainstay now. Sweet. And I am sure my rear hub thanks me for that too.
At first glance, the chain keeper looked like it’s a Frankenstein byproduct of mating a downhill chain guide roller to a bolt and wingnut to hold it on the dropout. But rest assured, this thing is ready to be used and abused.
I have yet to drop a chain since I started using this nifty gadget. The groove where the chain stays is just deep enough in that it’ll require some effort to derail the chain.
It’s a well-made, idiot-proof design. And the best part of this chain keeper? It’s $7. Yes, $7. Cheaper than a fast food dinner of your choice, or a cup of hand-roasted fair trade organic latte with almond milk plus pastries from the Mission.
And for shits and giggles I ran my chain through a chain cleaner just to see if the chain would fall out. Nope. Chain is still on the keeper.