Quick Removal Links in 10 Speed Chains?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Dansky, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Dansky

    Dansky New Member

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    I'm curious as to what brands of quick removal links my fellow road cyclists are using. I've had good luck on my old 9-speed bike with SRAM's PC-951 and their "power link," but am now running 10 speeds (Shimano components) on both of my roadies.

    Experiences (both positive and negative) are most welcome.
     
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  2. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    SRAM 10-speed chains work well with Shimano cogs and derailleurs, although their operation with 6700 and 7900 double-chainring setups is probably a little less optimal than using Shimano's directional chains.

    I do find Shimano's 10-speed chains to be a little smoother and more durable, though, so I prefer to leave the chain, cassette, and cranks on the bike until I'm ready to replace the chain. Periodic scrubbing of the bike with soap and water, plus use of a chain scrubbing tool, plus sparing application of chain lube (and wiping off the excess) pretty much eliminate any need for me to remove the chain before replacement.
     
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