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Campy 10-spd questions(3 posts)

Campy 10-spd questionsMike the Snake
Mar 4, 2002 3:50 PM
I am looking at a bike w/ Campy 10-spd, but have a few questions.

1. Do you need a special chain tool? Is there a pocket version?

2. Can I use 9-spd chainrings or do they need to be 10-spd specific?

3. Are there any durability issues with the 10-spd chain?

4. Why is the Campy Ti cassete $250, when Shimano's is $70?

Thanks.
I must be insane for attempting this ..... ;)CT1
Mar 4, 2002 9:25 PM
1. Do you need a special chain tool? Is there a pocket version?
You can use any quality chaintool to install or break apart a Campy C10 chain. The PL does require a special tool. I've got one I'll sell to any sucker willing to buy it. ;) Got a bunch of PL's too .... Actually, on second thought I just can't sell these POS's... wouldn't be a able to sleep at night.

2. Can I use 9-spd chainrings or do they need to be 10-spd specific?
Yes you can use a 9-spd chain. Will it work as well as a 10 speed specific chain? NO!

3. Are there any durability issues with the 10-spd chain?
Not here. I'm getting over 6K miles per chain using Prolink lube. I did meet a fellow recently that claimed he wore out C10 chains in 1K miles. ???

4. Why is the Campy Ti cassete $250, when Shimano's is $70?
Don't know about pricing. I also don't know anyone who uses the full ti cassette. Sounds rather silly to me. You can get Chorus cassettes pretty cheap.

YMMV
JohnG
I must be insane for attempting this ..... ;)Chris Leon
Mar 5, 2002 2:22 PM
You need the Campy chain tool to install the permalink, however I had to reinstall my 10 speed chain using a regular chain tool. I had to work on it to make sure there the rivets were not poking out on either side. It took the chain about 150 miles to stop making some small amount of noise. I have not had any problems with the chain. You can not reinstall the permalink- one time use only.