New Campy chain but which one?

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  1. rudycyclist

    rudycyclist New Member

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    I need a new chain but I'm not sure if I should get the Veloce, Chorus, or Record. These are the prices at my LBS: Record - about $90 Chorus - about $80 and Veloce - about $65. Which will last me the longest? I have no concern about weight. I figured the Veloce would be best because it will last longer and is cheaper. Will it actually last longer? I guess I was kind of putting all my Campy assumptions into place (Record is lightest but not the most durable in some cases, etc.). Anyway, which one would you guys recommend?
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Nice shop!?! How do the gold faucets in the shop owner's bathroom look?

    For a 10-speed Campagnolo drivetrain, consider getting a SRAM 89R chain. Your drivetrain won't know the difference ... your wallet will know the difference ...
     
  3. John M

    John M New Member

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    I use Wipperman with my C10 drivetrain. Smooth shifting, installs with conventional tools and easy to remove for cleaning. Also cheaper than Campy. I have NOT had problems with durability.
     
  4. Bro Deal

    Bro Deal New Member

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    ROTFL!

    You can get the Veloce Ultra Narrow for $27.50 from 11speed.com. Chorus is like $30.

    Even if you don't want to order from overseas, you can get a Rercord chain for under $50 from places like excelsports.com and coloradocyclist.com.

    Your best option is to buy three Veloce chains for what the LBS wants to charge you for a Record, and then change the chain more frequently. For example, instead of using one Record chain for 3000 miles, use the Veloce chains for 2000 miles each for a total of 6000 miles. Your cassettes will wear a lot slower.

    I like to have extra chains in my tool box because then it is no big deal to swap out the old one. There is no reason to procrastinate.
     
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    sogood New Member

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    I second that suggestion on Veloce. Weight difference really is minimal.
     
  6. jmoryl

    jmoryl New Member

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    Another vote for Veloce. But the prices at your LBS are a bit steep. Probike kit would be your best bet for Campy.

    I personally would buy a KMC X10 chain from Nashbar for under $30 (use 20% discount codes...) or the Wipperman Nickel from Licktons, also under $30....
     
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