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    Link/Chain Connector for 10sp Shimano Chain?

    Does SRAM Powerlock or KMC Missing Link or any other on/off chain connector work with a 10 speed Shimano chain?

    Thanks!

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    KMC MissingLink 10r with XT Cn-Hg94 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Affe View Post
    Does SRAM Powerlock or KMC Missing Link or any other on/off chain connector work with a 10 speed Shimano chain?

    Thanks!
    SRAM isn't on/off. The powerlock is a single use only and can't be dismantled. Go with the kmc.

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    Thanks guys for a quick help! KMC that is then.

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    KMC makes great chains too...

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    +3 on the KMC

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    They both work. The SRAM powerlock's are much more snug fitting which is why people say they are not on/off. My local bike shop showed me the trick to get them off very easily and I now use them instead of the KMC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnebrask View Post
    They both work. The SRAM powerlock's are much more snug fitting which is why people say they are not on/off. My local bike shop showed me the trick to get them off very easily and I now use them instead of the KMC's.
    Care to share the trick?

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    It's kinda hard to explain, but here you go.. You use a pair of channel lock pliers and you put the top of pliers on the very edge of one power link, and the bottom part on the very edge of the opposite power link, then squeeze. I can take a picture if you want to better explain it.

    Here.. If this is the link looking top down, the channel locks need to go in the position of the xx's.. they pliers should not touch the inner part of the link, only the PowerLink.
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    Also, the trick to securing the Powerlock's is to put the link in and pull the chain a little to seat the powerlock. Then turn the crank until the powerlock is on the top of the drive between the cassette and the crank. Hold the rear wheel so it can't rotate then push the crank forward to lock the Powerlock.

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    oh ok. thats good to know!

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    I have used Connex Link by Wipperman on 10spd Shimano Dura-Ace and 10-spd Ultegra chains. They haven't let me down.

    http://www.connexchain.com/Connector...ink/1_309.html

    They install different than the SRAM link on 8 and 9 spd chains. Here is the Assy & Op Manual:
    http://www.connexchain.com/data-live...onnex_Link.pdf

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    Great tool

    I bought these bad boys to remove the links on my chains, works like a charm: Amazon.com: Park Tool Master Link Plier - MLP-1C: Sports & Outdoors

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    thx for tips. Just tried to get 10 speed Shimano compatible KMC master link to connect to new 10 speed Shimano chain. I couldn't get the link to close all the way- even though I applied what I thought should be sufficient force.

    I haven't put pedals on the bike yet, so maybe it will work if I just apply more force to the crank while holding the rear wheel stationary?

    UPDATE: Put a little light oil on the powerlink this morning and it snugged right up.
    Last edited by dcc1234; 05-08-2012 at 04:31 AM.

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    I use the KMS Missing link and the Park tools link plier. Both work great.

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