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Old 11-06-08, 10:32 AM   #1
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Reusing KMC 10-Speed Links

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My Dura-Ace 10-Speed chain is due for change. I am wondering if it is safe to re-use the KMC links that are presently on the soon to be discarded chain.

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Old 11-06-08, 10:52 AM   #2
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The connector wears with the chain. To me, a worn chain would equate to an equally worn connector.

I had difficulty finding the KMC re-usable links at the local shops. An ebay seller (usn.inc) had them to me in a couple days.

Some of KMC's links aren't replacable (per the mfr) for off the bike chain cleaning, if that's a concern for you. The re-usable Shimano links (MissingLink 10S) are labled as such on the package. They might also be stamped "CL556S" on the link itself.
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Old 11-06-08, 01:48 PM   #3
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ah great! i lost my missing link when i took apart my chain for cleaning. good to find a source for my missing missing link.
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The connector wears with the chain. To me, a worn chain would equate to an equally worn connector.

I had difficulty finding the KMC re-usable links at the local shops. An ebay seller (usn.inc) had them to me in a couple days.

Some of KMC's links aren't replacable (per the mfr) for off the bike chain cleaning, if that's a concern for you. The re-usable Shimano links (MissingLink 10S) are labled as such on the package. They might also be stamped "CL556S" on the link itself.

Thanks for your response. My thinking was that chains wear/elongate at the rollers, and since there are no rollers on the "re-usable missing links", one can thus safely re-use the same two-piece links on a new chain.

Am I close to "rational" in my thinking?
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I've used my KMC link on at least 3 Shimano chains. Works fine.
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I've used my KMC link on at least 3 Shimano chains. Works fine.
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The links do wear out. Look at the inner part of the pins and you will see the grooves if it is worn and needs replacing.
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