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    Senior Member deepakvrao's Avatar
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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?

    Thanks

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    Senior Member Torchy McFlux's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member Torchy McFlux's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
    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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