I have a shimano 10 speed chain that I want to remove from the bike and give an extra good cleaning to. Can I use a Scram quick link on a shimano chain to reattach? I have both a 9 and 10 speed quick link, as someone once told me something about using a 9 speed link on a 10 speed chain, but I don not remember for sure. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
You need a 10-speed master link but the SRAM "Powerlock" link is a bit too narrow to fit a Shimano chain properly and, for reasons not completely clear, SRAM says these links are not reusable. You could use a KMC or Wippermann 10-speed link and they will fit properly.
Oh, the SRAM Powerlock will work on a Shimano chain, but it will make a subtle click each time it goes around that will drive you crazy trying to figure out what it is, uh, yeah, well, moving on then; once you figure that out, I mean once my "friend" figured that out, he simply got a pack of ten KMC quicklinks off Amazon and those work great.