Gian Robert Chain pliers
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Name: Gian Robert Chain pliers
Brand: Gian Robert
Category: Chain Tool
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Country: Italy
Years: 1970s-1980s
Added By: JohnDThompson on 11/03/09
Updated By: JFischer on 12/10/09
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General Information
Gian Robert chain pliers were long considered to be the premier shop quality chain tool. The VAR #303 was a close copy of this tool. Sadly, both are now out of production but pins for the VAR #303 are still available from Bike Tools, Etc. These also fit the Gian Robert chain pliers.
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 Marked "Padova Italy". first appeared in 1963 Ron Kitching catalog, listed as "new to gearing". Later they made the rare front derailleur found on Rigi bicycles, also made in Italy in the early 1980s. Sold in England through Ron Kitching, the 1971 catalog states Gian Roberts were "introduced by Ron Kitching".
 
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