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Campy 10 spd Chain Whips(9 posts)

Campy 10 spd Chain WhipsAndrewL
May 15, 2003 7:04 AM
Can a a chain whip designed for Shimano 9 spd work comfortably on a Campy 10 spd cassette?
Is there a risk of damaging the campy casette while using a whip with a wider chain?
The link length is the same, but wider between 9 spd and 10 spd chains, correct?

Do campy sell a chain wip designed specifically for 10 spd that is different than their 9 spd version?

I am planning on making my own chain whip, its quite easy, but I want to use the right chain. A campy 10 spd chain probably costs more than a chain whip tool from Park! Probably not as much as Campy's chain whip though! ;)

I use my 6 year old Park chain whip for everything. (nm)terry b
May 15, 2003 7:26 AM
I use my 6 year old Park chain whip for everything. (nm)AndrewL
May 15, 2003 9:55 AM
Even on 10 spd campy casettes that have the narrowest cog spacings? i.e. the chain fits snuggly on the teeth.
Maybe you put it on the largest sprocket?

^^ oops, forgot to change subject! - please open (nm - really)AndrewL
May 15, 2003 9:57 AM
make your own...not too hard with a piece of leftover chain (nm)ColnagoFE
May 15, 2003 7:39 AM
Post your plans: How to make your own??? nmSpunout
May 15, 2003 8:51 AM
I made my own from an old fork blade.eddie m
May 15, 2003 10:30 AM
I drilled a hole in the dropout and connected a 3/32" 7 speed chain with an ordinary 1/8" masterlink. It works fine on my Campy 9s and on my fixed gear. I don't think you need to worry about damaging the cassette because the cogs never slide against each other. I'm a little concerned that my wrench is not strong enough, so I'm careful where I place my knuckles when I use it.
re: Campy 10 spd Chain Whipsweiwentg
May 15, 2003 11:31 AM
if you must have a 10s chain whip, I know Branford Bike sells them. they cost a fortune. a normal 9s chain whip works perfectly for me; I just engage the largest sprocket. there were no clearance issues. I've even heard of people successfully using 9s chains on a 10s cassette.
but yes, 10s spacing is narrower than 9s.
re: Campy 10 spd Chain Whips -thanksAndrewL
May 16, 2003 8:00 AM
Thanks weinwentg!
I'll make one with a 9 spd chain then.