strength of 10 speed chains

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by HandyAndy, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. HandyAndy

    HandyAndy New Member

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    I had an unfortunate incident happen to me on my commute in to work today, a link on my chain twisted when my chain came off....so now the link is bent and the chain "aint right more!".This happened from a seating start at a red traffic light!This is the new 10 speed dura ace!This is my first time using a 10 speed group.Is campag this fragile!I've always been a shimano guy but now I'm thinking campag!Anyone else have these problems?
     
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  2. Sprinter_989

    Sprinter_989 New Member

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    I wouldn't change over one bad experience. If it happens again maybe change. Maybe look for alternatives like Wipperman or Miche.
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Chain is not supposed to come off. It's oprator error or bad adjustment.Don't blame it on the chain.
     
  4. HandyAndy

    HandyAndy New Member

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    Ive had another look and where the new link goes the chain has bent, so I suspect it may not have been put together correctly.What are those "no tool" chains like?Are they reliable and are they available for 10 speed systems?
     
  5. Aztec

    Aztec New Member

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    Chains are way stronger than they even need to be... in the right plane. When you dump one, and put tons of pressure on a link from the side, of course it's not as tough as you'd like.

    The tool-free chains are awesome. I have a Wippermann link in my Campy 10sp and it has already come in handy on the road. Works perfectly.
     
  6. izzodesh

    izzodesh New Member

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    i ride campi and this happened once...check and see if your derailleur is alingned properly and if anything is in your free wheel
     
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