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    Slight problem

    I purchased a 05 Campy Ultra HD 10spd chain, not the new skinny one, and after a few weeks I realized I was missing a critical part. When I got the chain there was an "insertion pin" and an extra pin that appeared to be like the others already in the chain. After setting them aside to be sure I didn't loose them... I promptly lost them. I'm thinking they got thrown in the trash with the bag I got from the bikeshop. Is there any way I can fix this? Was there anything super special about the two pieces I lost? I have been granted access to a Campy HD chain breaker tool, if I get a spare pin will this be all I need to get this damned chain on my bike? .

    I'm thinking I should have stayed with the ol' chain now. Any help would be greatly appreciated... and if you need clarification, I'll be more than happy to help decypher my words.
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    Those were special breakaway pins for joining Shimano chains. Your LBS will most likely stock some extras.

    Al

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    Might want to try one of these. I personally have switched from Campy chains to Wippermann. The work just as well. It appears, from reading an article on campyonly.com that a Wippermann Connex link may also work on you (wider) Campy 10 speed chain. See if any of your LBS have either the Superlink III or a 10 speed Campy connex and give them a try. No tools needed!!

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    Why don't you just use a connex 10 speed link on it? And you don't need the 'special campy tool' for installing regular pins anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    Why don't you just use a connex 10 speed link on it? And you don't need the 'special campy tool' for installing regular pins anyway.
    Hey, that's what I said Syd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    Why don't you just use a connex 10 speed link on it? And you don't need the 'special campy tool' for installing regular pins anyway.
    Thats a really good idea... I'd hate to de-campyfy the new chain, but it makes sense. I may just do that.
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