The Campagnolo CN200 tool works on any Campagnolo 10 speed chain. As with all Campy tools, they are machined to high tolerances and are a pleasure to work with. A fine compliment to any tool box.
Any one who has an issue with a top-of-the-line campy chain has simply installed it incorrectly. Sorry, campy chains are ultra-reliable, quiet, and long lasting. Please, clean your chain regularly, install it correctly, and you will have no problems. Those who have buyers remorse after using the campy chain tool simply didnt know what they were doing. End of story.
Im in agreement with the "3/29/2007 7:46:10 AM" post.
After my local bike dealer promised a "lowest quote" on a new Record group became $800 more than I found (bought) it on line, I figure, since Im doing most of the build myself, and I saved $800 already, Im going to go ahead and by the right tool; This is something Ive learned in my wood working practice, which requires mechanical tinkering as well. A jig to set planer knives fast is $300. A tool to set jointer knives is $100. Building your own solid Cherry bedroom furniture, priceless. (sorry)
Get familiar with the build of your bike, buy the tool(s) and after you save shelling out $60 or more four or five times for that bicycle "tune up" at your local shop, the tools will have paid for themselves, and you will have gained more skills.
Like that person says, the gear train will be quieter and last much longer.
Consider buying one of these, but, ive used regular chain tool on my record chains for years and they have been fine. I also used the Wipperman link couple of times and they also worked fine.
Buy a fantastic new Ultra Narrow Campy chain and put a cheap Wipperman master link on it! This tool is fantastic.
I agree with the difficulty of using the Campy chain tool. Ive also experienced noisier operation with the fully lubed and adjusted Wipperman chain on my 10 speed set-up. When there is noise there is wear. Ill take the extra time required to install the available ultra-narrow Campy chain. My geartrain will be quieter and last much longer.
The previous posts hit the nail on the head. Get the Wipperman master link and youve got a very reliable, tool-free way to manage your pricey chain (whatever brand youre using). I dont know what Campy is thinking when they develop a chain that requires a $100 tool to use it. I love Campy, but theyre really out to lunch on this one. I bought their stupid chain tool for the older chain system when it first came out. Big mistake. After my Campy chain poppped apart at the master link on a ride, I switched to Wipperman and have been very satisfied since. Anyone want to buy my used-once old Campy chain link tool?
Have to agree with the previous reviewer. I have Campag on both my bikes and it is the best. However the chains are a bit of a pain. I have used a 9 speed Sram link on two Record 10 speed chains without any trouble at all. A bit cheaper too.....
I bought the tool for their first 10-speed fastening system. Now they want me to buy this one. I love Campy and have it on both my road bikes but.... Buy a Wippermann chain with the quick link and you can take it on and off the bike without a tool!