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Must I replace a chain pin(4 posts)

Must I replace a chain pinNoam
Oct 24, 2002 5:03 AM
I read that in many chain discussions riders explain that they insert a new pin everytime they break the chain. Is this really a must. I always pushed the same puin back with my chain breaking tool.

What do you think iwannapodiumgirl?

Perth Australia
Oct 24, 2002 2:13 PM'll be walking home one day soon an your new name will be "Nopodiumgirlforme"

Not replacing the pin, while you can get away with it (I've done it in a pinch), usually leads to premature chain failure.
Okay, I need one dz. campy HD-L pins. No chance!!!Spunout
Oct 24, 2002 3:31 PM
And that is the unfortunate truth in Campy 10 land. They have a link package with two pins for re-joining the chain, but I'd hate to see the price of that! I would only need the pins.

Maybe, I'll try breaking one of the regular "don't you dare break at this pin" pins, with my illegal Park chain tool, and see if the whole thing explodes. ;-)
you're confused...C-40
Oct 25, 2002 4:15 AM
Using a new pin alone is never a proper method of rejoining a campy 10 chain.

Campy's approved method is to purchase either a new permalink or their new HD-L link, which amounts to more than just a pin.

The smart way to join a Campy 10 chain is to us a Wipperman connex link which costs $5 and is reuseable. The Wipperman link can be installed upside down, which could cause it to come apart while in use. More than one user has reported a "failure", which was most likely the result of not reading the instructions and installing the link upside down. The link has a curved slot in the sideplate. The bottom edge of the slot should form a peak, not a valley, if it's installed properly.

Although one regular poster on this site promotes the idea of rejoining a campy 10 chain just like any other chain, this is a bad idea. The heavy peening on the end of the campy 10 pins causes significant sideplate damage when a pin is pushed through the hole. When it's put back together, only one side of the sideplate (where the pin was not pushed all the way out) retains any ability to restrain the pin. The opposite side could come apart.