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what to do about record chain?(5 posts)

what to do about record chain?granda
Jan 12, 2003 11:43 PM
As in, is there anything special I need to do to remove replace it? I've been used to removing chains with a simple $15 tool, but I just saw a campy chain tool on ebay for $65!! What's so special about that?
try this...C-40
Jan 13, 2003 5:05 AM
This article by Zinn describes the current Campy connector link and why it's important to use it. If you're careful, the new connector pin can be installed with a regular, high quality chain tool. The Campy tool provides better assurance that the pin will be properly aligned.

Personally, I think the Wipperman connex 10 speed connector link is an even better way to join the chain, if you're willing to spend another $5. This link requires no tools to install and allows the chain to be removed and reinstalled for cleaning.
Here's what I didPaulCL
Jan 13, 2003 6:34 AM
Use your regular $15 tool to remove the special pin. Then throw that pin and link away. Replace it with a $7 Wipperman Connex link. I bought two Connex links from, I think, Branford Bike. I carry one as a spare. Using the regular chain tool on the Campy chain won't ruin the chain.
The $65 tool is for the "old" 10s chain (nm)Kerry
Jan 13, 2003 5:26 PM
The new one is $70!!!C-40
Jan 13, 2003 7:18 PM
Excel sports wants $70 for the HD-L tool.