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Connex link questions...(4 posts)

Connex link questions...Mink
Sep 21, 2003 1:14 PM
First, does it matter which way round you instal the master link? The bike shop guy said it does - and will come apart if it's the wrong way round (or should that be upside down?) - but Wipperman's instructions don't say anything about it.

Second, does anyone know if the link can be used to join a Campy 10-speed chain (it's the link from the Connex stainless steel 10-speed chain)?

Thanks..
re: Connex link questions...slaw
Sep 21, 2003 3:34 PM
Yes it does. The instructions do have the info on the proper way to mount it. If you get it upside down it will skip on an 11 tooth cog. It also sort of comes a bit as it goes around as well if connected that way. Look at the directions again. I had to do this as well. I missed the little picture when I installed mine the first time. The skip was bad on the tandem. Re-did the link the right way and all is well. The subtle arc on the link should match with the arc on your cogs / chainwheels. That is an easy way to check for correct installation.
re: Connex link questions...campybk
Sep 21, 2003 4:16 PM
I purchased a Connex chain for my bike a while back but found my cassette to be worn too far to accept a new chain. Since I couldn't afford a new one at the time I put the old Campy chain back on with the Connex master link. It worked fine. Rode it for about a month with no problems.
Peak of link points up when chain is below chainstay....russw19
Sep 22, 2003 5:13 PM
That's the correct way to install it. And yes, you can use it on a Campy 10 speed chain. I do, and I have never had any problems.

Another way to look at how to install it is that when the chain is below the chainstay, the outside link plate that you will be looking at has the pin in to the right and the open hole for the otherside to your left. If that makes any sense....

Russ