Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Problem with Wipperman 10SO Connex Chain Link

    Hello. First post at this forum. I've been lurking (and enjoying the site) for a few weeks.

    Couldn't get the connex chain link off using my fingers, so I bought the Park chain pliers. With a very small pair of regular pliers (to squeeze the side plates of the connex link), the chain came off very easily. Now the problem is getting the chain back on. FWIW, application is a 2007 Mongoose Bosberg.

    I can get the pins at the ends of the connex link to slide only halfway back in the grooves in the two side plates. They won't slide all the way back in order to securely snap the pins/link in place. I've tried - to the best of my ability, using two hands - to squeeze the side plates together with pliers while pulling on the chain away from the link. I can't get the link to snap into place. I'm hesitant to get so forceful that I damage the chain/link.

    Do anyone out there have any suggestions, especially if you've worked with this type of chain before? Thanks much!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Deanster04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    My Bikes
    Cinelli Supercoursa 69, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Mondonico Diamond Extra 05, Coors Light Greg Lemond (built by Scapin) 88, Scapin MTB, Stumpjumper 83, Specialized Stumpjumper M4, Lemond Poprad 2001
    Posts
    1,366
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The connex links are very inexpensive...buy a new set. Don't distort the sideplates when you remove the link next time. Did you take the chain off the chainrings before you tried to remove the pin? I remove my chain all the time to clean it in the winter and with a little patience and coaxing get the link off without pliers. Good luck.
    Oh, if you buy the link from your LBS (local bike shop) have the mechanic watch you put it on and remove it once to see what you are doing. Buy a couple of tubes to be nice...you will probably need them before the winter is over.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thanks Deanster

    No, I didn't have the chain off of the chainring before trying to take the link off. Makes sense...one less thing to deal with (chain tension). I'll grab a new connex link on the way home from work today. Thanks.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Grand Bois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Pinole, CA, USA
    Posts
    15,281
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Connex link is the only one I don't have trouble with.

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Put the new link on today (10S0 Connex link). Slides on and off easily. It has the s-curve groove in the side plates. The POS link that came with the chain on the bike had a straight-line groove in the side plates. I couldn't, no matter how hard I pulled (chain off the bike), get the OEM link to seat.

    Problem solved though. Cheap solution, as suggested earlier.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •