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    remove & re install campy 11 speed chain?

    I have to transfer parts over to a new frame on my son's bike...he's growing like crazy.
    His bike has campy 11 speed. Can the chain be removed and re-installed, or do I have to buy a new chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirVelo' View Post
    I have to transfer parts over to a new frame on my son's bike...he's growing like crazy.
    His bike has campy 11 speed. Can the chain be removed and re-installed, or do I have to buy a new chain?
    Assuming there is no chain stretch, You can remove and just use a quick link to reconnect wiggle.com | KMC 11 Speed Chain Links | Chains



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    Quote Originally Posted by Len J View Post
    Assuming there is no chain stretch, You can remove and just use a quick link to reconnect wiggle.com | KMC 11 Speed Chain Links | Chains
    And to emphasize the point you CANNOT just punch out a pin and reuse it.

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    Additionally (off the top of my head), per Campy you can have 3 replacement pins in the system.

    US option for the KMC link
    KMC Missing Link for X11SL 11 Speed Chain [0766759000974] - $8.50 : Velo Mine, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike

    I'm not currently using the link, what are folks thoughts on them?
    Last edited by mikerp; 05-09-2013 at 03:43 AM.

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    I have used KMC chains and links for several years, both 10 and 11-speed. No problems.
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    One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjulio View Post
    I have used KMC chains and links for several years, both 10 and 11-speed. No problems.
    Thanks, I'll look into picking up some links.
    I haven't had issues with keeping the chains clean on the frames, but have been giving thought to changing cassette sizes in the future, links would make this a non issue (change the chain with the cassette).

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    Re: remove & re install campy 11 speed chain?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerp View Post
    Additionally (off the top of my head), per Campy you can have 3 replacement pins in the system.

    US option for the KMC link
    KMC Missing Link for X11SL 11 Speed Chain [0766759000974] - $8.50 : Velo Mine, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike

    I'm not currently using the link, what are folks thoughts on them?
    I use them and like them.

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    FYI the 11 speed links are labeled non-reusable. This means you generally need at least a link opening plier to pry them apart. Yes you can reuse them at your own risk (I would say that most people chose to do so).
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