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Old 05-27-10, 12:47 AM
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Screwed (Mavic 10-speed chain)






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These beautiful nickel-plated rebadged Wippermann chains are supposed to work on all 10-speed systems.

Unfortunately, they are wider than the Shimano 5600 chains that I normally use. Which means that no amount of adjustment of both derailleurs will allow them to work smoothly on my Shimano 105 cranks/cassette.

They were on sale at $13/each and I bought 3. Now I need to get rid of them on CraigsList.

From research I see that Campy 10-speed cassette cogs are spaced wider than Shimano, so I'm thinking this chain might work OK with Campy.

Since 9-speed cassettes have wider spacing between cogs, I'm thinking these chains could be good for 9s and also 8speed.

But I need to know for sure before I place an ad to sell. Anybody have experience?
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Old 05-27-10, 08:14 PM
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For a while Wippermann made two 10-speed chains, the 10X1 was advertised for Campy 10-speed and the 10S0 was for Shimano and was, as you surmise, narrower. I had a 10X1 on a Campy 10-speed bike and it did run quietly and shift very well and I currently have a 10S0 on a Shimano 10-speed bike and it also works well. .

Now all Wippermann 10-speed chains are 5.9 mm wide and should work on any 10-speed system.

I presume you got a few of the older Campy 10 width chains which have been discontinued and that's why they were so cheap. Yes, they should work well on any 9-speed system or on Campy 10-speed.
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Good to know--thanks. These are 6.2mm wide. There's nothing stamped on the links except Mavic; and they came in a sealed plastic bag with no labeling except a stock number and upc code.

So now I can sell them to one of my homies with Campy 10-speed or any 9-speed and tell them that you guarantee it'll work, right

How about 8-speed? Should be even better, No?
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Originally Posted by ClarkinHawaii View Post
Good to know--thanks. These are 6.2mm wide. There's nothing stamped on the links except Mavic; and they came in a sealed plastic bag with no labeling except a stock number and upc code.

So now I can sell them to one of my homies with Campy 10-speed or any 9-speed and tell them that you guarantee it'll work, right

How about 8-speed? Should be even better, No?
The Wippermann 10X1 was indeed 6.2 mm and the 10S0 was 6.0 mm so you apparently have a Campy-width 10-speed. Sure, tell your Campy-riding friends these are absolutely guaranteed to work or double your links back.

Yeah, they'll work on 8-speed but it's not necessary.
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great, thanks
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