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C10 Perma-Link(6 posts)

C10 Perma-LinkFisherof1
Mar 30, 2001 1:06 PM
I have recently noticed that the perma-link in my campy record 10 chain was coming apart. A re-seating of the perma-link pins seems to have solved the problem. However, I am now concerned that the next time this happens I may not notice it. Has anyone disregarded the perma-link system and just put the chain together like any other chain? Does anyone know of a problem with "Hard Pining" the chain. I know campy's web site says not to do this, but why?

Thanks for your input.
it can be done...dave
Mar 30, 2001 1:32 PM
First of all, don't keep using the chain, if the permalink pins have come loose. It'll probably leave you stranded, soon.

There are people on this site who have assembled the chain as you would any normal chain, without the permalink. It's not recommended, because the side plates are significantly thinner than a 9 speed chain, and the pins are flush with the side plates. There's little room for error in reassembly.

Some folks use the SRAM 9 speed powerlink successfully. It's a little sloppy though, because the campy chain is is about .006 inch narrower than the SRAM chain. The powerlink can be tightened up with a standard chain tool, to eliminate the excess side play.

You could also install a link from a campy or SRAM 9 speed chain, since the pins are no longer than the ones on the powerlink.
re: C10 Perma-Linkkeith m.
Mar 31, 2001 7:27 AM
I just took mine out, put the chain back together and have about 1000 trouble free miles since.
10 Spd SuperLinkunobtainium
Apr 1, 2001 8:09 AM
The Quality Bike Parts has listed a 10 spd Superlink in their 2001 issue. I have asked 3 different LBS to get me one but all of them said that it is not available yet. I've asked a different LBS every 2 weeks As this is like a Powerlink, this appears to be the answer all of us Campy 10 owners are waiting for, and it costs only $7.00. If it is ever available....
10 Spd SuperLinkKen
Apr 1, 2001 9:16 PM
people on the ng say that a Powerlink 9 speed gold works fine.
use aColnagoFE
Apr 2, 2001 12:07 PM
sram great and you can take it apart whenever you want.