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How unstable is a c-10 chain(11 posts)

How unstable is a c-10 chainLeroy
Aug 15, 2003 5:23 AM
when you don't pay any attention to the directions and just hook it up without using the special link with the tag on the end? Looks like I better: 1) find a connex link, and 2) start reading directions!
too late....C-40
Aug 15, 2003 5:55 AM
Didn't notice the special warning tag on the end of the chain?

Now that you've joined the chain in the conventional manner, you have a compromised link somewhere, that can't be found. If that's the case, I'd toss the chain and call it a lesson learned.

If you installed the HD-L pin, but didn't preserve the end of the chain with the "virgin" sideplates, then remove the HD-L pin (not hard to find) and install a Connex link to salvage the chain.
I was afraid of thatLeroy
Aug 15, 2003 6:10 AM
I can find the bad connection. Now where's that connex link? Thanks for the advice.
Don't be too hastyPaulCL
Aug 15, 2003 6:45 AM
Before I bought the connex link, I joined the chain the old fashioned way. I had no problem for over 3000 miles. At that point, I bought a new chain. I now use the connex link and keep a spare in my saddle bag. Paul
Why risk it?the bull
Aug 15, 2003 8:20 AM
This bad advice,and unsafe.
Why risk it?Leroy
Aug 15, 2003 10:27 AM
I found the 3rd to the last wipperman chain in Dallas. Should I just use the link on the c-10 chain or are the wipperman chains worth trying?
Wipperman's are good use it if you want (nm)B2
Aug 15, 2003 1:26 PM
Used the connex linkLeroy
Aug 15, 2003 3:37 PM
with the c-10 chain - it was already cleaned, lubed and the right link. Works great. Thanks for the help.
And safe too! nmthe bull
Aug 15, 2003 8:14 PM
re: How unstable is a c-10 chainJuanmoretime
Aug 15, 2003 11:37 AM
I've put on Shimano nine speed breaking the chain and just pushing the pin back in and I've done the same on Campy ten speed also. Both Shimano and Campy claim you have to use there special pin. I don't believe for a second. I put tens of thousands of miles connecting the old way and will continue doing so. The big plus, I've never had a chain failure.
Probably okay. But, for some the risk is a bit much IMHO. nmSpunout
Aug 16, 2003 3:24 AM