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What's the best way to join a Campy 10 chain?(6 posts)

What's the best way to join a Campy 10 chain?Leroy
Jul 10, 2003 7:35 PM
I am finally chasing down that new century and converting over to 10 speed. So what is the best way to join the chain? Campy's pin, connex link, campy's reusable link, Dura Ace pin with regular chain tool, what else? I'd love to avoid $60-70.00 bucks for a Campy chain tool that'll probably get changed next year. Thanks for any advice in advance.
re: What's the best way to join a Campy 10 chain?kgg
Jul 10, 2003 8:51 PM
Funny you should ask. About half an hour ago I finished working on my wife's drive train. Had to remove and reinstall a C10 chain - I chose to go for the Connex link. It went on very easily - hope it works well, but can't give you a report on the ride; just the installation.
ConnexPaulCL
Jul 11, 2003 5:53 AM
Go for the connex. I've used one on my campy 10 chain for about 7000 miles without problem. I bought two of them - one on the chain, one in the seatbag for emergencies. I've never used #2. Do not buy that stupid Campy tool - use the $60 for ten connex links instead.

I'm on my third campy 10 chain over the same time period(just replaced one last week) but still on connex #1. These links make it easy to take the chain off and on. The permalink was a pain.

Paul
re: What's the best way to join a Campy 10 chain?ukiahb
Jul 10, 2003 10:08 PM
I was able to close a Campy 10 sp HD-L link OK w/ a regular chain tool, have seen posts by others here who did the same. I followed C-40's advice and had no tension on the chain while doing so....no problems so far.
New chain, I use the pin. Later on, use Connexterry b
Jul 11, 2003 5:34 AM
you can do it with a regular chain tool, just don't precisely follow the instructions where they tell you to close it with the chain on the front rings. Let it drape over the BB loosely and close it like you would any old chain. Works fine.
re: What's the best way to join a Campy 10 chain?DINOSAUR
Jul 15, 2003 5:03 PM
I'm on my 3rd chain for my year old bike. I've gone through two Campy ten speed chains and I just switched over to a Wipperman Connex stainless steel. It made a little bit of noise to start (first 200 miles or so) and now it's whisper quite. Works just as well as the Campy chain. I tried one on my Shimano bike and it did not work, I made it out of my driveway and around the corner and I returned home and switched bikes. The noise was ungodly. I slapped a Dura Ace chain on it and no problems. If the Wipperman lasts as long as they claim, I'm sticking with them....