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New Campy 10sp Chain?(6 posts)

New Campy 10sp Chain?Velocipedio
Jul 15, 2002 3:56 AM
Please forgive me if this has already been asked.

At the Montreal Women's WC race this summer, one of the guys in the Mavic truck told me that Campagnolo was going to introduce a new chain that didn't require the permalink. I've recently heard that this chain is, indeed, on the market and can be broken and attached with a traditional chain tool.

Anyone know anything about this? Specifically:

1. What's the model name? My LBS guys think I'm nuts.
2. Will breaking/reattaching weaken this chain nay more than a 9sp chain?
3. Anyone have any luck with a SuperLink and this chain?
Jul 15, 2002 4:15 AM
The campy website has the details on the new HD chain. There is a new connecting link, but it requires another new tool and it is not reuseable.

The best solution is to use a wipperman "connex" connector link. It fits perfectly and only cost $5 (from performance bicycle). The wipperman installs without any tools and it's reuseable.
I have installed many new Campy ...Pecos
Jul 15, 2002 5:24 AM
10 speed chains using a simple "C" clamp. If you haven't seen one, the Campy tool for the Permalink works like a vice to squeeze the two pins that connect the links, together. A small "C" clamp gets the same results at about $2 from your lokac hardware store. If you need to attach and remove the chain often for cleaning, that is a different story. I have learned to clean, or I guess I should say, keep my chain clean quite effectively with minimul difficulty. The trick is to be diligent about it by cleaning it with a reg and more lube after each and every ride and certainly before your next ride. This helps by preventing the road grime that accumulated on your last ride from working into the rollersof the chain. Hope this helps.
not on the same pageDaveG
Jul 15, 2002 9:02 AM
I too have installed Permalinks without the tool (coin and chain tool method here) but that's not what the original poster meant. He was talking about the new HD-link which uses a new special pin somewhat similar to the Shimano Hyperglide special pin. The new Campy tool is setup so that the pin is pushed in just the right amount. I have heard a regular chain tool will work but you have to be careful not to over-insert. I've not used one of these yet. I understand that Campy has bagged the Permalink entirely.
re: New Campy 10sp Chain?cincy1
Jul 15, 2002 8:21 AM
You might also want to consider the Wipperman 10 speed chain as a replacement. I replaced my Campy chain with a 10 speed stainless Wipperman. Easy on, easy off. Lasts a long time.
re: New Campy 10sp Chain?flying
Jul 15, 2002 11:00 AM
Yes I have been using the SRAM Gold link for 3k miles now. Not sure if this is exactly the same as a superlink.
Cost 89cents & works fine. Although I am not fond of masterlinks & would like to go back to just using a chain breaker to open & close it.