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Do pros ride with Wipperman links

Old 03-04-07, 07:49 PM
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Do pros ride with Wipperman links

or the equivalent? I guess if you have a full time mechanic you don't have to, but just curious.
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Old 03-04-07, 07:56 PM
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I doubt it. They just get new chains at regular intervals.
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CSC uses Wipperman chains... or at least they did last year


and Vino used a gold plated KMC for the Vuelta
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If you can identify a Wipperman chain, the Tech Features at Cycling news have plenty of photographs of cranksets in which the chain is clearly depicted.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/


Attached is David Zabriskie's Team CSC Cervélo SLC SL from 2006 and Ivan Basso's Discovery Channel Trek Madone SSL 6.9 from 2007.
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i'm willing to bet csc and disco use shimano chains since both teams run duraace
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I believe the OP is referring to a quick link. To answer your question, I dont think so.
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Well if you are running a wipperman chain, I think you have to use the quicklink, unless you have a special chaintool that re-peens the chain pins. But I'm sure they might have that tool too.
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
If you can identify a Wipperman chain, the Tech Features at Cycling news have plenty of photographs of cranksets in which the chain is clearly depicted.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/


Attached is David Zabriskie's Team CSC Cervélo SLC SL from 2006 and Ivan Basso's Discovery Channel Trek Madone SSL 6.9 from 2007.
Huh... Dave Z's FSA crank is an SLK with K-Force rings. I wonder what the method to that madness is.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Huh... Dave Z's FSA crank is an SLK with K-Force rings. I wonder what the method to that madness is.
The theory is that the K-Force rings are a bit stiffer b/c they have more material, thus they will deform less under torque...
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Originally Posted by damocles1
The theory is that the K-Force rings are a bit stiffer b/c they have more material, thus they will deform less under torque...
But why the "downgrade" to SLK crankarms? I figured he'd be rockin' some prototype K-Force lights or something. Are the SLK's stiffer?
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Originally Posted by DrPete
But why the "downgrade" to SLK crankarms? I figured he'd be rockin' some prototype K-Force lights or something. Are the SLK's stiffer?
I just went to FSA's site and compared the two. The SLK cranks look like they have a bit more material around the spider. Maybe Z thinks they're stiffer...

I like my SLK cranks. They are probably 90% as stiff as D/A, but they can be had for very little $ on Ebay.
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