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9 spd chain on Campy 10 spd gruppo(6 posts)

9 spd chain on Campy 10 spd grupposkyman51
Mar 30, 2002 5:10 AM
I have had several friends tell me that they use 9 spd SRAM chains on their 10 spd Campy. They said it works just fine and it is much stronger and they don't have to deal with many of the problems that have been reported on the 10 spd chain. Does anyone else have experience with this setup?
the one millionth time...C-40
Mar 31, 2002 6:01 AM
This topic has rehashed almost every week for months. Some swear that this combo works fine, others says it's crap. The SRAM chain is just as wide as a campy 9 speed chain. If the narrower 10 speed chain wasn't needed, campy would not have invested a huge amount of time and money to develop it.

There are better alternatives now available. Wipperman makes a 10 speed chain in a nickel plated steel version and a stainless steel version. Both are available at Excel Sports. Colorado Cyclist has a 10 speed chain made by IRD. Both have removable links that require no special tools. SRAM was suppose to have a 10 speed chain out months ago - maybe it turned out to be tougher to make than they thought, it's not on the market yet.
the one millionth time...Brit Racer
Apr 1, 2002 2:27 AM
Just for the record, when I got my Campag Chorus 10 set up, it was from a shop that serviced a pro european team. They generally recommend that customers use a Dura Ace 9 speed chain instead of the Campag one. I took their advice and have been a year and a half without any problems.
gheessssssh, stop the madness!!!JohnG
Apr 2, 2002 7:08 AM
For every Pro shop out there I'll show you some yahoo who doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

The original post WAS correct. Just accept it and move on.


And YES, I know a DA chain 'will' work...... but it won't work anywhere as good as the RIGHT chain.
Data Check?grzy
Apr 2, 2002 9:34 AM
I didn't think that the Wipperman 10 speed chain was available yet - the rep. at the Sea Otter said RSN (real soon now). Has anyone actually put their mits on one?

I think people have reported problems with the IRD chain link opening under higher deflection angles.
re: 9 spd chain on Campy 10 spd gruppoBennnny
Apr 2, 2002 9:31 PM
If you really want to use a 9's chain because it's cheaper than the C-10 the only one that works great is the Dura-Ace chain. You can buy a powerlink 9's from Sram for 4 $. Smoothness of shimano and the ability to pop the chain as u please.

Dura-Ace chain is a little bit narrower and stiffer than the other chains, Sram or C-10 that's why it works great. But even thou the chain is good if your 10's sprockets are about 8000/10000 km of wear the sprockets tend to bend from the inside out resulting in poor shifting wether you have c-10 or whatever chain, better change the gears.

Sorry for my english I'm french Canadian Montréal