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Campy 10s Chain Recomendations(16 posts)

Campy 10s Chain RecomendationsDaveG
Apr 2, 2002 9:14 AM
I finally ordered my 10s campy group for my Torelli. I'm a bit confused with all the chain options/workarounds (I'm using campy9s right now with the SRAM chain). What do other 10s owners on this board use/recommend for chains?

- Campy 10s chain with Permalink?
- Campy 10s chain with aftermarket link?
- other aftermarket chain (Connex, IRC, other?)?

I'd also be interested for those that use the permalink whether or not they are using the Campy chain tolls and if not how they install it.
just pony up for a campy chainColnagoFE
Apr 2, 2002 9:47 AM
though i have never used the aftermarket wipperman that is supposedly is available now. might be worth a look.
And the $55 chain tool!grzy
Apr 2, 2002 9:49 AM
After all - who can put a price on perfection?
Buy a Craig SuperlinkPaulCL
Apr 2, 2002 12:49 PM
From Branford bike and skip the permalink. Or put the chain together like a normal chain.
there is now a 10s "superlink" available nowColnagoFE
Apr 2, 2002 1:37 PM

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you don't really need that toolColnagoFE
Apr 2, 2002 1:34 PM
plus i just have my LBS put it on. never have had a road bike chain break on me yet and i'm pretty sure i could cobble something back together with a regular chain tool in an emergency if it did happen.
you don't really need that toolgrzy
Apr 2, 2002 2:36 PM
Gosh golly, I guess you really don't need any tools as long as you have a LBS that will drop everything for you and do the work at no charge. You could probably get them to pump your tires up and save money that way also. If not, a few trips to the typical LBS and that chain tool is going to start looking like a deal. Of course you're going to have to use whatever chain tool you have in an emergency - I was talking more from the perspective of how you properly change the chain yourself when it's required at home.You're right that breaking a road chain is very rare and only a small percentage of roadies actually carry a chain tool. Even the most anal rider isn't going to carry the special Campy tool.

Campy is much more expensive for not that much in return and then they rape you again on the tools. I find the 10 speed chain situation ludicrous.
my LBS does--and for no chargeColnagoFE
Apr 3, 2002 1:49 PM
I go to Vecchios in Boulder, CO and as long as I buy the chain from them they install it on the spot for me--no charge other than the overpriced chain. Of course if they are busy at the moment it might not happen, but still...there are also plenty of pro wrenches that describe how to install the link properly using a conventional chain tool and a dime.
And you should compare it to Chorus (nm)pmf1
Apr 2, 2002 2:13 PM
Go with the Wipperman...Pedal Jockey
Apr 2, 2002 12:08 PM
Excel in Boulder sells Wipperman in two different 10-speed options. Here is one:

Although my C10 chain has not yet failed, I am weary of it and the permalink. The Wipperman will be my next chain for this bike.

$45 though...ColnagoFE
Apr 2, 2002 1:38 PM
not a lot of $ savings there over the campy chain.
The nickle Wipperman is under $30...Pedal Jockey
Apr 3, 2002 11:15 AM

re: Campy 10s Chain RecomendationsBennnny
Apr 2, 2002 8:20 PM

-You can actually try the 9's chain from shimano but only the Dura-ace, I've tried it and it works pretty good and it's a lot smoother than campy. I've been working and trying to mix stuff with campy,shimano sachs, miche etc... components for the last three years if you want to know a lot more about campy I know the stuff almost by heart.

By the way the c-10 wears out within 4000 kilometers and you beter change the sprockets at around 8000-10000 km because they wear out fast and they bend from the inside out.
re: Campy 10s Chain Recomendationsmiko
Apr 2, 2002 9:31 PM
campy 10 chain w/o permalink. I've never had any trouble simply joining the chain together with a normal chain tool.
re: Campy 10s Chain RecomendationsKen
Apr 2, 2002 11:02 PM
I join the chain with the SRAM 9 speed powerlink. No problems whatsoever.
I've got 1k ongrandemamou
Apr 3, 2002 11:47 AM
a Wipperman nickel chain. So far so good. My only complaint is that when it's time to relube the chain makes an odd clicking noise as it goes over the pulleys. May not be a bad thing. It lets me know when it's time to relube. It's really easy to remove and replace making cleanup much easier. I'm kind of anal about keeping my drive train clean. So I'm much happier with this set up.

It replaced a C chain with a permalink. I had about 4k on it with no problems. The only reason I did not replace it with C is that I did not want to buy the tool. You can buy two chains for the price of the permalink tool. Pardon the pun, but IMO the chain is the weak link in an otherwise flawless system.

I haven't tried SRAM's system but I have heard several people say it's hard to seperate. The Wipperman went on so easy I took it off and put it back on a couple of times to make sure it was seated properly.