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Old 08-20-02, 10:54 AM   #1
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Any experiences with the Wipperman Connex 9speed stainless steel chain?

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Old 08-20-02, 11:17 AM   #2
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What's the question? Are you having problems?

I just put one on this past weekend. Nice looking chain and easy to install.

I have a few thousand miles on the existing cogset, but it is always kept very clean and well-maintained. Despite that I did have a few occassions of a tooth or two of skipping in certain frequently used gears. I'm going to do a bit more riding this week and will decide then if I need to invest in a new cogset. It is always recommended to change the cogs when a new chain is installed and vice-versa so we'll see. This is my first Wipperman chain so it will be interesting to see how the stainless-steel lasts and shifts.
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That's BS.You do not have to change cassettes when you change chains.If a chain is maintained and changed when it stretches 1/16",a cassette will be good for several chains.
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I never said you HAD to change the cassette, only that if you look in just about any magazine or on-line tech article on chains and cogs you will find that general recommendation.

Probably driven by the manufacturers to sell more product than anything else.
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Wipperman stainless will last at least 3 times longer than a normal chain. It hooks together without tools so I like it like the SRAM chains.
Although the cogs should be changed more often than people think, every time you change the chain maybe overkill unless you don't change the chain.

My experience is with the 10 speed chain, none with 9 speed but construction is the same.
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