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PowerLink II on Ultegra chain - is it supposed to be loose?(3 posts)

PowerLink II on Ultegra chain - is it supposed to be loose?Matno
May 1, 2003 1:30 PM
I just installed one and it has quite a bit of side to side play in it. If I compress the plates, the pins stick out about 1mm, and they're noticeably longer than the Shimano pins. Is this normal? I know a lot of you use powerlinks with Shimano chains. This is not the PowerLink Gold, but Powerlink II (9 speed).
re: PowerLink II on Ultegra chain - is it supposed to be loose?Rusty Coggs
May 1, 2003 4:26 PM
Sram 9 speed chains are wider than shimanos,links are too.
Ah. Thanks. I guess it's okay then...Matno
May 1, 2003 4:56 PM
At least, I've never heard of anyone having problems using one on a Shimano chain. Went for a ride this afternoon, and it seemed to work perfectly. Nice to be able to remove the chain for cleaning. Maybe now I'll finally get around to getting rid of that Cosmolene crap that came on the chain (and that I haven't been able to get rid of!)