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Anyone use Connex link on c10 chain??(15 posts)

Anyone use Connex link on c10 chain??the bull
Apr 1, 2003 11:38 AM
Does work good just wondering?
sure...C-40
Apr 1, 2003 12:23 PM
The wipperman 10 speed "connex" link has the same inside width as a campy 10 link. Just be sure to install it rightside up.
Okay, I have one....works great, but....Stinky Hippie
Apr 1, 2003 12:25 PM
...how do i know if it's right side up?:)

Feel the gin
rightside up...C-40
Apr 1, 2003 4:57 PM
The link has a curved slot in the side that should form a peak, not a valley when viewed from the side. This is explained in the Wipperman instructions.
thanks....Stinky Hippie
Apr 1, 2003 8:00 PM
....feel the gin
At the risk of asking a dumb question...B2
Apr 4, 2003 7:14 AM
I've always assumed that the peak should occur when the link is on the section of chain that goes over the top of the chain ring and cog and that it should be a valley if you rotate the link around so that it's on the section of chain that goes under the chain ring and cog (did I say that right?). In other words, if you look at the peak as a "radius" it should arc in same direction as the radius of the chain rings and cogs.

If I remember correctly the instructions are not very clear on this. As far as that goes, I'm not sure if I'm being very clear. Do have the link installed correctly?

Thanks,
Bryan
good point....C-40
Apr 4, 2003 9:35 AM
I'll have to read the instructions again.
according to the instructions...C-40
Apr 4, 2003 6:25 PM
The curved inner slot should form a peak when it's on the lower section of chain, where it would normally be joined. The instructions that came with my link show a detailed viewed of the link, indicating it's location on the lower section of chain.
Ooops - I've got mine on backwards thenB2
Apr 4, 2003 7:03 PM
More than 2K miles and no problems. I guess I ought to flip it over though.

Thanks for looking C40,
Bryan
thanks C ! nmthe bull
Apr 1, 2003 2:21 PM
check back posts...russw19
Apr 1, 2003 2:57 PM
Remember, there was a thread about this like 2 weeks back. One guy said he mixed the Connex link and the Campy chain, broke his chain in a race, blamed the entire Connex line of chains for this, and swore he would never sell one in the shop or recommend one again... so you might want to think they are not compatible.

However, IRD offers a link that they specifically designed to join the Campy chain. I don't know if there is a difference or not, but it may be a safer choice.

Russ
you got to wonder if he was using the right size link!the bull
Apr 1, 2003 3:33 PM
Or if he was laterally flexing the chain!
maybe installed the link upside down....C-40
Apr 1, 2003 5:02 PM
There is no dimensional reason the link should not be compatible. The two chains are identical in width between the sideplates and have the same 1/2" pitch.

Some folks don't bother to read the instructions, since it looks so simple.

Wipperman specifically warns that failure could result if the link is not installed properly.
Works gr8 on my C10 chain!(nm)Bill J Pappas
Apr 1, 2003 4:07 PM
IMO the best optiongrandemamou
Apr 1, 2003 5:12 PM
I just installed my 3rd Campy chain with Connex link with no problems. I guess any anything can fail but I have had no problems. I ride with 2 other people who join their chains this way and they have not had failures.

I tried the Wipperman nickel. It worked fine. A little noisier but I did not find it as bad as some have reported. The Campy chain is roughly the same price so i've been using it.