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Old 03-19-14, 10:25 AM   #1
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Park Chain Tools for Campy 11-speed

Park's website lists a tool called a CT-11 for peening rivets on Campy 11-speed chains. That's all it does.

However, the CT-11 seems to cost as much or more than the CT-4.3 / CT-6.3 which are regular / folding chain tools respectively and which Park say can also peen the Campy rivets.

That being the case, who buys a CT-11? Haven't the latest versions of the chain tools made it obsolete (in which case maybe it's just hanging around the website until it's officially discontinued)?
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Don't mess with all this - simply use KMC's 11-speed Campy links. My shop has installed dozens of them, including new builds, with excellent success.
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Thanks for the input - and that was actually the way I was leaning based on reading here and elsewhere. Less expensive to replace, too. Still curious about why Park offer the CT-11 tool, though!
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The CT-11 works great. That is what I would buy. Every chain has a weakest link.
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When Park first introduced the CT-4.X it could cut and splice Campy's 11-speed chain but couldn't peen the rivet ends and the CT-11 was made to fill that function. Then someone figured out how to jury rig an insert for the CT-4.X to allow it to peen the rivets and Park apparently added it as a standard feature. The CT-11 is now redundant.
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Makes sense - thanks!

Al, yeah, I'm sure it does a good job. But if you can get exactly the same function built in to the CT-4.3 (for roughly the same price) or the CT-6.3 (for less) it no longer makes sense for anyone to buy a CT-11.
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