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I need to replace my chain before too long. I'm looking around right now and I would like to get a SRAM 10 speed chain because I like how the powerlinks work.

My bike has a Campy Veloce drivetrain so I want to make sure the SRAM chain will work. I know some combos don't play that nicely. My cassette is fine as far as I know.. if I replace that I know I need a Campy model because of the spline interface.

Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks!
 

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IRD has two chains that are pre-2006 Campy 10 speed compatible. IRD also makes a "Sanp Link" that will work with Campy 10 chains and allows you to remove and install the chain without special tools. To the best of my knowledge, 10 speed Shimano/SRAM chains are not compatible with Campy 10...at least not pre-2006
 

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If your group is modern (06 or newer) you could look into a KMC (prices start at about 20 bucks and go up from there for fancier models). AFIK all KMC chains come with a quick link. Also several manufacturers offer quick links by themselves (My LBS has FSA links that seem to play well with Campy and KMC).
 

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better choices...

The powerloc link is not resueable (at least oficially) so it does have disadvantages. A Campy Veloce 10 chain will give the the most mileage, but you either have to join it with an HD-L pin or buy the Shimano 10 version of the Wipperman connex, a SRAM powerloc or Forster superlink to join it.

If Performance still has the KMC DX10SC on sale for $22, under their Forte' house brand, that one of the best deals right now.

Next time to a search. This topic has been covered in great length.
 

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Well the bike is a 2005 model. So the group is def pre-2006.

I'm thinking about going with the wipperman to save some money and not need a special tool.

2 more questions..
What actually causes a problem with the different brand chains?
Why are campy chains so damn expensive?!
 

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no wipperman...

ZoSoSwiM said:
So if I run with this lovely Wipperman chain I should be good to go?

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/CH409C05-Wippermann+Connex+10S0+10+Spd+Chain.aspx
I cannot recommend a wipperman chain. The connector link is good, but my only experience with their chains, in 2001 was bad.

Campy chains are NOT as expensive as SRAM at many stores. The Forte chain is still the best deal.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=24101&subcategory_ID=5134

http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.aspx?PART_NUM_SUB='0283-06'

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=L4045
 

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wow.. for the price of the forte chain I could get 2 chains compared to any of the other companies!

Woo.. Looks like you sold me C-40.
My only concern is that I hope they're strong enough to not snap from the torque I can put down... I weigh around 190lbs and when I sprint standing up I know it puts some pressure on my chain.
 
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