Feb 24, 2003 11:27 AM
|I have a 10 speed Campag Chorus setup and I need to replace the chain. Do I have to buy the special Campag tool? What are my options? Is it fairly easy to do?|
|re: Campag chain||curlybike|
Feb 24, 2003 1:34 PM
|Before you remove the chain, check for the amount of elongation over a 12" span by measuring from edge of pin to similar edge of a pin 12" away. If the measurement exceeds 1/16 of elongation, the cassette may induce skipping an some of the cogs after you install the new chain. If you are careful, you can use a standard chain tool to connect the new HD chain #ca-re365. The special tool is suggested for the perma-link chain which has been discontinued.Campy has also developed a tool for the HD chain, it is the purtiest chain tool that I have seen.|
Feb 25, 2003 6:13 AM
|As mentioned, a standard high quality chain tool may work to assemble the new HD-L link, although campy recommends their new chain tool, specifically for the HD-L link.
A Wipperman connex link that requires no tools to remove or install is a good option for joining the chain. The link is available for $5 from Performance Bicycle.
You could also try the wipperman 10 speed chain, which includes the connex link. I personally though it was a bit noisier than a campy chain, but it shifted perfectly.
Feb 25, 2003 8:11 AM
|IRD (Interloc) also makes a connector plate for a Campy chain. It works about the same way as the Connex link from Whipperman or the Power Link by Sram.
That way you can run your Campy chain still, but take it off for cleaning without tools, nor have to put a new pin in every time you pull the chain off.