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campy 10 chain article...(8 posts)

campy 10 chain article...C-40
Jan 1, 2003 7:55 AM
Here's a link to an interesting article on Campy's latest method of joining their 10 speed chain.

Previous discussions on this site demonstrated (with magnified pictures) that the peening applied to the ends of campy 10 speed chain pins is removed from one end of the pin if it is pushed through the sideplate to break the chain. If the chain is rejoined with the original pin, it won't have a fraction of it's original retention ability.

Campy also insists that their new connector pin only be used in a virgin hole. Apparently they recognize that the hole in the sideplate is also not suitable for reuse (which was one of my contentions in previous discussions).
I prefer the Wipperman connex 10sp link on my campy chain!Bill J Pappas
Jan 1, 2003 8:27 AM
Works very well; no annoying "click", allows easy chain removal for cleaning, and reconnects easily.
me too...C-40
Jan 1, 2003 8:34 AM
The Wipperman link seems to be one of the best solutions.
where do you get the wipperman chain?? nmtrackee
Jan 1, 2003 10:36 PM
Jan 2, 2003 4:23 AM
has the connector link. has the Wipperman chain, last I checked.
where do you get the wipperman chain?? nmgrandemamou
Jan 2, 2003 4:23 AM
Excel had them when I checked last. If not my LBS has them

FWIW I prefer the Campy chain joined with the Wipperman Connex link. I'm on my 2nd chain joined this way. The Wipperman chain shifted as well but was a little noisier.
send me your addressshirt
Jan 2, 2003 10:44 PM
and I'll send you an extra Wipperman link for C-10

25K+ miles and dozens of chain assemblies demonstrate.....JohnG
Jan 9, 2003 8:06 AM
That the C10 chain is reliable when assembled per "old school" standards.

The fact is that this chain is easy (AND reliable) to assemble with conventional chain techniques.

YMMDV .......... ham fisted shop wannabes excepted

feeling like a JA for even going here.