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Differences between C10 chains(7 posts)

Differences between C10 chainsdcm311
Apr 30, 2002 3:56 PM
I need some help with my new Campy 10 speed chain. I received the C10 HD-L chain with my build kit, but all the tech info I can find on the web refers to the C10 UD. In fact, I can't find anything on the web that refers to my chain so I'm wondering if I entered a time warp.

The C10 UD has a"perma link" and requires a special tool to clamp the perma link in place. What little info came with the C10 HD-L says I need a special pin driver chain tool, but I can't find a shop that carries one. Any info on the care and feeding of the C10 HD-L will be very welcome.

Regards,

Tom
intstructions on Campy siteDaveG
Apr 30, 2002 4:47 PM
There is a .pdf file on the tech section of the campagnolo website that describes how to use the new link. However, I have yet to see the new chain tool anywhere. Probably a good time to tryout the Wipperman or Superlink! I just got a Centaur 10 group but it still has the Permalink.
addendumDaveG
Apr 30, 2002 5:00 PM
There is a thread on usenet rec.bicycles.tech on the subject of the HD link. I usually find excellent Campy advice there espcially from the folks at Vecchios. Might want to check it out
addendumdcm311
May 1, 2002 11:51 AM
The chain just came with the group. I'll head over to Vecchios tomarrow.
addendumDaveG
May 1, 2002 4:12 PM
I wish I had a shop as great as Vecchios around. I've gotten a lot of great advice from those guys on the web. Let us know you you make out with the link. I have not yet heard of anyone actually using it. I'd be curious as to whether a special tool is truly required. The new link seems a lot more like the Shimano hyperlink pin
http://www.campagnolo.com/pdf/C10HD_L_CHAIN.pdfC-40
May 1, 2002 7:54 AM
This site will provide the instructions. Personally, I'd buy a Wipperman connex link from Performance or other catalog. No tools required. The Wipperman link works fine.
re: Differences between C10 chainsjschrotz
May 1, 2002 1:08 PM
I just picked up a new HD-L chain last weekend, and the guy at the shop said that the only tool you need is the Shimano (GASP!!) chain tool to drive the pin in. A regular tool will probably work, but the S-word tool will do a better job of centering the pin correctly (according to the shop owner).