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Wipperman Connex 10 spd chain problem - help!(6 posts)

Wipperman Connex 10 spd chain problem - help!DMoore
Feb 2, 2003 11:36 PM
I recently tried a Wipperman Connex 10 speed chain on my all-Record bike. I wanted to avoid the permalink hassles, and I don't have the tool for the latest version of Campy's chain.

Anyway. Installation was a snap. And the chain works great on my rear cogs from 12-23. Unfortunately I have an 11 tooth small cog, and there's the problem. The connex link itself doesn't seem to sit properly, and the chain skips badly. It looks like a stiff link, but it's not and I think it's the shape of the connex link itself that doesn't work with the small diameter of the cog.

Anyone else experience this problem, or have any ideas?
new HD-L chain, pin, good park tool. Screw the campy tool. nmSpunout
Feb 3, 2003 4:23 AM
loook at the directions....philippec
Feb 3, 2003 5:10 AM
if you haven't already done so. Wipperman links are unidirectional, if you have them on backwards, they will skip just as you described... I have been running wipperman connex link for 1 yr. w/ no problem (on a Campy 10 sp. 11-23).


that's my guesstarwheel
Feb 3, 2003 7:39 AM
I agree with phillippec -- I bet the Connex link is facing the wrong direction. I've had very good luck using the Connex link with the Campy 10 chain, but got poor wear from the Wipperman nickle chain.
Sounds like a good idea!DMoore
Feb 3, 2003 8:01 AM
Good advice. I'll try reversing the link. I don't recall noticing that the link was unidirectional, which makes me suspect I didn't read the instructions very closely. Maybe I shouldn't wait until late at night to work on the bike.

more info...C-40
Feb 3, 2003 2:08 PM
The Wipperman link looks simple, but you've got a 50/50 chance of putting it together upside down. Notice the curved slot in the link. The curve should form a peak not a valley, when it's installed rightside up. The link is also prone to coming apart when it's upside down.