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anyone used 10SPD Wippman chain?(8 posts)

anyone used 10SPD Wippman chain?brian
Jul 17, 2002 6:22 AM

Broke my campy 10 speed chain last night doing uphill sprint intervals and therefore i'm in the market for a new chain. has anyone used the new wippman 10 speed chains? how do they compare to the campy? do you need that damn campy tool or can you se a regular chain tool to install?

thanks alot,
re: anyone used 10SPD Wippman chain?MJ
Jul 17, 2002 6:27 AM
yep - same thing happened to me back in June on a touring trip in the North of England - I've replaced the Campy 10 speed chain with a Whipperman (basd upon advice recived here) and am very pleased

you don't need a tool with the Whipperman (just get some extra links) - it sort of fits together like a mechanical puzzle - you'll understand when you see it

I can't tell a difference between the Campy and the Whipperman - though previous posters advised me it was noisier (I haven't noticed) it might feel a bit clunkier? - some liked it some didn't - maybe I'm not as attentive as I should be
they are fineDougSloan
Jul 17, 2002 6:28 AM
I have them on 2 bikes (Record 10), stainless versions, for several months. They work fine. The connection link is very simple. Be sure to lube the chain before riding.

re: anyone used 10SPD Wippman chain?brian
Jul 17, 2002 6:34 AM

see you at the races-
Did it break at the perma-link? nmGregJ
Jul 17, 2002 6:50 AM
nope...brian n
Jul 17, 2002 9:38 AM
i was going to replace the chain this past weekend but figured i'd wait until i go to the bike shop to pick up my track bike thursday. just my luck!

The chain had ~5000 miles on it and i'm a pretty big guy (6'4" 185 lbs) so it was just worn out.

re: anyone used 10SPD Wippman chain?tarwheel
Jul 17, 2002 10:09 AM
The Campy 10 chain works great, but the Permalink sucks. It is ridiculous that Campy expects people to buy a stupid $60 tool to replace a chain. And what are you supposed to do if you chain breaks while riding out in the middle of nowhere? Although I got 5000 miles out of my C-10 chain before it broke (at the Permalink), I replaced it with the Wipperman nickel chain, which only costs $29 at I've got 1500 miles on the Wipperman chain now without any problems. The chain was a snap to install and my mechanical skills are very limited. If you must use the Campy chain, I would recommend installing it with the Wipperman link.
they are finegrandemamou
Jul 17, 2002 10:28 AM
and the only tool you need is your hands. I replaced the Wipperman with a Campy chain and used the Connex link.That works fine as well. I really did not notice that it was any noisier than the Campy chain.