The Boxer Bicycles integrated chainrest system allows the rider to remove and replace the rear wheel without handling the chain, keeping the rider and bike clean and facilitating easier rear tube replacement.
It’s an option on all Boxer Bicycles. It does require a specially modified Shimano rear hub or any freewheel hub that doesn’t use a cassette, but these parts are readily available.
This bike is a recent project, now headed to a lucky fellow in Zanesville, Ohio. Aside from the very useful chainrest, this bike is using Campy Athena 11 speed shifters with a nice Shimano Deore LX 9 speed rear derailleur. The cassette uses 8 of 9 Shimano cassette cogs. The whole system shifts flawlessly without resorting to any shifter modifications or Shiftmate products. These components are fully compatible right out of the box. Maybe we should keep this quiet so that Campy and Shimano don’t alter their products to be completely incompatible, as they’ve done with all their other drivetrain components.
I’m a downtube shifter user, myself, but this set up works so nicely, and uses lots of 9 speed stuff that lasts a decent amount of time, that I’m considering using it on my own bike. Now, if I just had one of those nice integrated chainrest thingies, I’d be riding in style. Maybe my bike will have an appointment with the torch sometime soon!