In a message dated 12/2/2002 10:39:20 PM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
> Well, Gian Robert did make one premium thing that _no_ one else could
> touch (not even Campagnolo!) and that was their chain pliers. It used
> to be _the_ pro mechanic tool for "cutting" chains.
> Chuck Schmidt
> SoPas, SoCal
While working at Georgetown cycle Sport in Washington, DC, ee once took a load of GR rear derailleurs and held them in the right hand, wound the cage in the other and let them go. SNAP!! We had a contest to see whose would break into the most pieces and/or fly the farthest across the shop.
Thye tool continues to be a masterpiece and I used mine for over 10 years and thousands of chains. Truly remosed and set the pins with one hand, perfect ectraction and setting. first time, every time.
I replaced many pins over the years and a few years ago found a small stash of these in boxes.
They were heavy enough for a hammer or self defense weapon as well, and if placed in a good vise, the handles were perfect for removing Arai drum brake rotors.
These were $40 wholesale back in the old days too.