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New KMC quicklink won't relax...
Last Post 10/15/2023 05:04 PM by christopher behrens. 10 Replies.
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huckleberry

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10/13/2023 01:52 PM
This is the second KMC quicklinks in so many weeks that I have tried in my Campagnolo 10-speed chain and I can't get it to relax -- it comes out of the derailleur slightly kinked and can cause a skip on the gears. It is fully in the locked position, have never had an issue using the appropriate 10-speed quicklink on my SRAM bike. Will this loosen? I have been manually pressuring the chain sideways and seems to loosen where I can freely move the links, but it will resume the slight kinking and occasional skipping once I get riding again. Any help appreciated.
smokey52

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10/13/2023 07:48 PM
What lube are you using? I've considered using diesel fuel but haven't tried it yet.
zootracer

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10/14/2023 08:50 AM
I've used KMC quick links on my Campy ten speed chains with no problems. Maybe you have a defective link. You might consider using a ten speed connecting pin for Campy chains.
Cosmic Kid

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10/14/2023 09:54 AM
Most quick links are directional…make sure you have it installed the right way.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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10/14/2023 09:55 AM
I've considered using diesel fuel but haven't tried it yet


😱😱😱

Good lord, why?!?!?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
huckleberry

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10/14/2023 01:32 PM
"Most quick links are directional…make sure you have it installed the right way."


KMC quick links for Campag are non-directional. I believe also for Shimano and SRAM.
smokey52

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10/14/2023 04:34 PM
CK-

Diesel is just a petroleum distillate. It also has additives that prevent corrosion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_fuel

smokey
Cosmic Kid

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10/14/2023 07:04 PM
I get that….but that doesn’t make it a good lubricant for a chain necessarily.

Honestly have never even heard it suggested before as a chain lube.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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10/14/2023 07:13 PM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 10/14/2023 07:13 PM
I thought it's used routinely in the Euro pros to clean chains - but is that it, or do they lube after cleaning with diesel?
Dale

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10/15/2023 12:01 PM
I'd be surprised is any of the top pros are doing anything other than waxed chains.
huckleberry

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10/15/2023 05:04 PM
It's fine - just needed a break in ride, and YES it was fully seated to begin with.

The chain is barely used but 22 years old - a Campagnolo Record 10 chain. Maybe there was a slight variation between then and the next version of 10 if there was one...
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