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Dura-Ace HG Chain:Solution for Campy 10s Chain Problems?(3 posts)

Dura-Ace HG Chain:Solution for Campy 10s Chain Problems?dwilde
Dec 10, 2001 2:00 PM
Like many of you, I have experienced separation problems with Perma-Links in Campy 10s chains. I have 2 work-arounds. First, there is a Super Link (III) available, for a quick fix. However, I have discoverd these Super Link III's tend to wear quickly. Perhaps a better solution is to use a Shimano 9s Dura-Ace narrow chain. I have been using this on my 11-23 cogset for ~500 miles and have experienced no problems with shifting, undue chain rub, cog wear. I also get shifting as good as with the Campy chain and I have little fear of sudden "separation anxiety". If Campy comes out with a better link solutoin, I may switch back, but for now, the Dura-Ace seems to be a good solution. (Note: I clean the chain weekly, use a Teflon wet lub, and check for stretch on a biweekly basis)

Let me know if any of you have tried the same fix.
don't use the link at allslow-ron
Dec 10, 2001 4:20 PM
I broke my perma link on the first attempt at installation. I was dying to ride my new rig with component group and the bike shop was closed. I pieced the chain together like the old days when there were no fancy links and 1,500 - 2,000 miles later I've had no problems. I'm not a light weight and I climb tons of hills but the chain has stood the test of time.
don't use the link at all...never do!tubs
Dec 11, 2001 2:20 PM
Same here. Always join chains, Shimano and Campag the old fashioned way.. never had a failure. Also have used Sedis (now Sachs) 9 speed chain with Campy 10 set up with great success. Their quick link works well too, allowing simple chain separation and join as reqd.