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Connex link installation questionMGS
Apr 6, 2003 11:25 AM
I understand that when installing the Connex link, the link should appear as a mountain, not a valley.

Is that when the link is at the top of the chain line?

If so, when the link is at the bottom it becomes a valley and vice versa.

So, when installing the link as a "mountain", is it at the top or bottom of the chain line.
the proper way...C-40
Apr 6, 2003 11:52 AM
I guess a lot of folks have these links but not the instructions that come with them.

The instructions clearly show the link on the lower section of chain, where it would normally by joined, with the curved slot in the sideplate forming a peak.
C40 - I checked the instructionsB2
Apr 6, 2003 12:53 PM
and found the source of my earlier confusion about this. Th english portion of the instructions arbitraily skips two columns to the left half way through. The diagram showing the peak at the lower section of chain is in this discontuous portion of the instructions. The diagram is plastered all over in various different languages though. Kind of hard to miss, but I did any way.

Bryan
Not to be argumentative but....MGS
Apr 6, 2003 12:56 PM
I have the instructions with the link, and the picture shows the link with the curve pointed up, but the picture I believe you are referring to is one that describes how to determine chain length, and the close up is to point out the position of the rear derailleur when in the large gear.

Also, not to belabor the point, but on a google search for connex link set up, it is noted that the link should be a valley when in the bottom of the chain line. Or, as the poster notes, on the bottom of the chain, the opening should point to the back, which makes it a valley on the bottom.

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&threadm=20020719053436.01863.00000119%40mb-de.aol.com&rnum=8&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dconnex%2Blink%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26selm%3D20020719053436.01863.00000119%2540mb-de.aol.com%26rnum%3D8

So, your answer although possibly correct, is different than the one
that is posted, and and also different than the one that follows the above post.

Thus the confusion.
read the entire instructions...C-40
Apr 6, 2003 3:03 PM
Step 2. in the instructions covers setting the chain length.

Step 4. Securing the chain.

"Make sure that the chain is not twisted. Place one half of the connex link with the with the pin on the inside of the hole in one of the chain ends. The other half is placed so that its pin fits from the outside of the other chain end (see diagram). Now turn both halves of the link 90 degress. Push both halves into eac other. Turn the connex link logitudianl to the chain and pull as far apart as possible."

"Make sure that the connex link is correctly positioned as shown in the diagram."

The last diagram referred to shows the link on the lower section of chain with the curved slot forming a peak. The diagram looks like a magnifying glass pointed to the lower section of chain. Couldn't be much clearer. To the immediate left is the magnifying glass diagram is step 5. Disassembling the chain.
Thanks for the clarification (nm)MGS
Apr 6, 2003 3:37 PM
From the Connex instructionsB2
Apr 6, 2003 3:57 PM