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Campy Permalink Replacement(11 posts)

Campy Permalink Replacementflying
Sep 24, 2001 7:28 AM
Hi,
Has anyone thried the SuperLink III as a replacement for a permalink?
I need to take off my Chorus 10 chain & wonder about using this instead to re-install.
Thanks
re: Campy Permalink ReplacementKen
Sep 24, 2001 8:25 AM
I replaced the permalink with an SRAM Powerlink 2. Works just fine.

Ken
re: Campy Permalink Replacementmackgoo
Sep 24, 2001 8:47 AM
I have been using the superlink for 300 miles now, no problems. It's great, I take the chain off to clean it as well as my gear train. It takes minutes. I must say though that 300 miles is really no long term validation.
re: Campy Permalink Replacementflying
Sep 24, 2001 10:35 AM
Thanks guys!
Hopefully I can find one or the other here in town.
re: Campy Permalink ReplacementCliff Oates
Sep 24, 2001 11:25 AM
The Forster superlink is not available until 11/01. The SRAM powerlink is easy to find.
re: Campy Permalink Replacementmackgoo
Sep 24, 2001 12:23 PM
I think www.branfordbike.com has them, they did a month ago. They would also have the powerlink I'm sure.
re: Campy Permalink ReplacementCliff Oates
Sep 24, 2001 1:29 PM
A person could try them, but I believe I read a thread in another forum recently where this item was on backorder. Branford doesn't carry in stock everything listed on their web site.
re: Campy Permalink Replacementflying
Sep 24, 2001 1:54 PM
True many advertise them but they won't be available for about 3 more weeks ;-(
re: Campy Permalink Replacementflying
Sep 24, 2001 4:37 PM
Ok I was in luck & found a Gold SRAM 9

This should be obvious but.....
I assume I replace the permalink with this?
Or do I break the chain elsewhere & install it?
Looking at the chain it seems those few black links on
either side of the permalink are probably a stronger metal.
Less likely to bulge from removal/installation?
Thanks
re: Campy Permalink ReplacementCliff Oates
Sep 24, 2001 4:39 PM
Break the chain at the permalink and remove it completely. It's just like any other link in terms of pushing the pins out and removing it.
I'll play the Devil's advocateJohnG
Sep 29, 2001 3:32 PM
Looks to me like the Sram link does NOT have "floating rollers" like the C10 chain. Seems to me like this NOT a good thing.

I'd suggest just putting the C10 chain together like any other chain. I've done this dozens(?) of times and never had a problem.

YMMV
JohnG