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Connex and Record 10 chains? Anyone using? Seems loose.(5 posts)

Connex and Record 10 chains? Anyone using? Seems loose.SnowBlind
Jun 10, 2002 1:28 PM
I just got a new 10s chain and a connex quick link to go with it.
Seems a bit loose, like a hard shift might pop it out of place. I expected to get a nice "snap" or click as it engaged.
Anyone use these and experence the same? or did yours fit perfectly?
re: Connex 10 sp nickel platedOld_school_nik
Jun 10, 2002 2:02 PM
As far as the Connex link goes, if you follow the documentation (where it says to turn the links vertical and then slide them) It does seem loose, but I don't think it could come apart - besides I have heard nothing but praise on these boards for the Wipperman chains (that's why I bought one)

I am running Connex 10 sp nickel vers. (not stainless)and I have found that it seems to run best with a less tight chain length set up than I used to run my 9 speed Campy chain and drivetrain. Others on this board have said Connex chain is more noisy than Campy 10 - my nickel Connex is very quiet w/ 2002 Chorus 10 speed set up.

Anyway, good luck,

None of the 4 I'm using have come loose.jw25
Jun 11, 2002 12:18 PM
These are 8 and 9 speed chains, but the Connex link is the same design for all.
I did have one of the 9 speed links fit pretty snugly, but the other three just slid together. The orientation is important, I assume, since it's emphasized in the instructions. All in all, nice chain for the money, and good competition to the Big S's.
I don't know but I'llgrandemamou
Jun 11, 2002 5:56 PM
be trying it out this weekend. I had good success with the Wipperman nickel version. My LBS only had Campy chains in stock so I picked one up along with the Connex link and I'll give it a shot. The Campy chain was great but the Perma link was a stupid idea.

It goes on super easy. The first time I put it on I took it off again a couple of times thinking it couldn't be that easy. It is that easy. There is no snap it just slips in. I've got 2K + and no problems.
Works fine.SnowBlind
Jun 12, 2002 7:16 AM
I have put about 50K on it already. Looks a little dicey, but I see how it works now. Might come apart in a serious chainsuck, but I'd be screwed either way.