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Old 05-01-10, 08:41 PM   #1
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Will this chain tool work for 9 and 10 speed Shimano/KMC chains?

Need a tool for touring and that has a 9 speed drive train while my road bike has a 10 speed. I use KMC chains on both, so will this tool work for both?

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-T...rsal-16116.htm



Any other suggestions for a touring chain tool?

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I'm a fan of the Park CT-5. It's definitely 10-speed compatible.
That Topeak one is a model that they no longer make, I believe. So its compatibility with newer chains is in doubt.
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Thanks, just ordered the Ct-5. Will that at least handle 9 speed as well as 10 speed chains?
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Sure. It's 8, 9, and 10 speed compatible.
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Either (or almost any) chain tool can be used to cut 8, 9, 10 and 11 speed chains, but splicing them requires using wither a link, or special replacement pin, depending on the chain.
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Thanks guys. For joining, I am carrying spare KMC missing links.
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Thanks guys. For joining, I am carrying spare KMC missing links.
I use KMC chains and love them! Although my rides are generally 25 miles, I carry the CT-5 tool (for my own use & for other chain-disabled cyclists) and KMC missing link connectors. In 37 years of riding, I've only broken one chain on a ride (on a Tandem around 1980). It was not as I recall, a name brand chain.

Note that you will need to exert a fair amount of effort to remove the pin with a CT-5 on a 10 speed KMC chain. After I did this for the first time to size a new KMC chain, I wondered how in the world this chain could ever break!
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