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anyone using C10 chain with Connex link?(12 posts)

anyone using C10 chain with Connex link?DaveG
Aug 11, 2003 5:56 PM
Its time to change my Campy10 chain. I bought a new Record chain and am debating joining it with the Connex link vice attempting to connect it without the costly Campy tool. I seem to recall a couple folks here mentioning they use this setup. Have you found the Connex link reliable on Campy chains? Noisier? What about wear? Thanks for any input/opinions.
re: anyone using C10 chain with Connex link?Rusty Coggs
Aug 11, 2003 6:56 PM
Seems to work fine.No long term use,but it could hardly be worse for wear than the garbage superlink III I used first.
re: I've had good luck.teoteoteo
Aug 11, 2003 7:13 PM
I have used the Connex link with Campy Chains with good results. So far about 6-7 months and no prob's. I have also used the Connex chains and been satisfied as well.

I don't think that I'll use anything but the connex links unless Campy steps up to the plate with something better.
Same here. Works great!Live Steam
Aug 11, 2003 7:30 PM
I have one on each of my bikes and have had no problems. Shifting is perfect. I love the simplicity in removing the chain. I like to keep the drivetrain clean and having the ability to remove the chain at will is invaluable. I use the Connex on Campy 10 speed and Shimano 9. Well worth the $4 each.
or... SRAM quick link, no probs for 3+yrsphilippec
Aug 12, 2003 12:20 AM
Connex links are hard to get here so I have used SRAM's 9-speed link for the past 3 years. 8000+ miles a year and no problems/noise/performance issues yet. Just for safety, I replace the link every ~6 months. And I do quite a lot of racing where "aggressive" cross-chaining is the norm.

A+

Philippe
Yes, works welltarwheel
Aug 12, 2003 4:41 AM
I've been using a Connex link with a C-10 chain for nearly a year now, 3000+ miles with no problems. Before that, I used two Wipperman chains but got poor wear -- one chain wore out in about 1500 miles and the other in about 1000. The links work great though. In fact, I've started using a Connex link with the Ultegra chain on my other bike, with similar good results. You can buy the Connex 9 and 10-speed links at www.performancebike.com for $5.
one caveattarwheel
Aug 12, 2003 4:44 AM
Also, make sure you install the Connex link correctly. It has to face the right way, as shown in the directions. If you turn it the wrong way, it can come apart. It's very simple to install correctly though, if you just follow the directions.
Yes....and I recommend that you buy two of them....Gregory Taylor
Aug 12, 2003 5:15 AM
I'm using one on my Dean (Chorus/Record 10 speed) with no problems. I bought an extra one to throw in my on-bike tool kit. It's small, and having one makes good, reliable on-the-road repairs a lot easier.
yes, over 5k miles, no problems (nm)stratoshark
Aug 12, 2003 6:41 AM
dittoBonked
Aug 12, 2003 11:18 AM
been using one all summer and love being able to remove my chain for cleaning.
don't need the campy tool...C-40
Aug 12, 2003 5:06 PM
The connex link will work fine and allows the chain to be removed. The new HD-L pin can be installed without campy's tool. A good chain tool like Parks will work fine. Just drape the chain over the BB shell, rather than the little chainring to eliminate tension on the chain while installing the pin. Also pay close attention and stop pushing the pin in as soon at the head is fully seated against the sideplate.

I've got one bike with each setup right now.
thanks, but...DaveG
Aug 12, 2003 5:45 PM
seems like less precision is involved with the Connex link and based upon the positive comments I think I'll try that route. I use SRAM chains on my 9s Campy and I like the idea of being able to remove the chain (even if only rarely). If I used the HD-L without the nifty tool, I'd probably be staying awake at night wondering if I did it right!