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Old 02-22-09, 05:39 AM   #1
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Shimano 105 10 speed chain quick link - will this work?

Hi all,

I want to add a quick link to my chain so I can clean it better, I have searched but haven't found any conclusive answer.

Will this work (obviously the shimano version not the campy one!)?
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/KM...ks/5360031117/

Also how do I install it, do I just pop one link out with a chain tool then put this one in its place?

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Yep. I have the same drive train and use a KMC missing link to rotate two chains.
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many thanks
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SRAM link will work also.
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thanks, but I thought the 10 speed sram links were not reusable. I want to be able to remove my chain for cleaning.
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thanks, but I thought the 10 speed sram links were not reusable. I want to be able to remove my chain for cleaning.
All you need is the Park MLP-1 to remove them. They only want you to *think* they are not reusable.
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thanks, but I thought the 10 speed sram links were not reusable. I want to be able to remove my chain for cleaning.
Some specific 10 speed sram masterlinks are for installation only. Such as the powerlock.
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The MLP-1 will even take off the 'installation only' red powerlinks too. It's also very useful for standard removable ones - not completely necessary, but it sure makes life easier.
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Here is the Superlink patent which SRAM has been licensing:

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5362282/fulltext.html

Note the prominent use of the word "reusable" in the patent.

Any remaining questions about why SRAM decided to start producing "non-reusable" links?
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