10 speed chain with 9 speed quick link

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  • 10 speed chain with 9 speed quick link
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    I’ve just upgraded to 10 speed but waiting for the new 10 speed quicklink to arrive as I mangled the chain with a worn out chain tool so just used a spare 9 speed..

    The chain turns and goes round ok but will I do damage to the cassette running it like this for 1 ride?

    gonzy
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    i’m surprised you managed to get it to fit. i tried the same when i did my upgrade and couldnt get the link to fit.
    i cant say its going to do your chain any good and i’d expect it to be an absolute PITA to remove

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    9sp Sram into 10sp sram chain. Been working fine

    Hob Nob
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    No, it’s fine. Don’t think I ever used a 10spd one on a 10spd chain. Hell, I think I may even be using a 9spd one on an 11spd setup!

    Premier Icon big_scot_nanny
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    I am interested in this too. The 9sp ones seem a bit “loose” on a 10sp chain, which I guess is not surprising as chain is slimmer than a 9sp chain, but was concerned that it would fall off or some such. good to hear hob nob has no issues.

    Kev

    Mackem
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    I’ve used them in the past with no problems. The Clarks one’s gone on and off pretty easily.

    robbonzo
    Member

    Sram ones work fine, I broke one and swapped it for a clarks one and that doesnt, was making the chain jump in the smallest cog, just got 2 KMC ones for £4.99 at halfords and they do the trick too.

    Yetiman
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    I’m running a Sram PC1051 10 speed chain with a 9 speed quick link and I’m not having any issues at all. I can’t recall the make of the quick link though.

    Edit – with a Race Face NW ring, XT cassette and Hope T-Rex.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    also interested, I’ve got a load of new 10 speed bits to go on, including a Shimano Chain (probably not a wise choice) I got a KMC 10spd quick link as the SRAM ones are apparently non-reusable?

    But I also have quite a few 9 speed SRAM quick links still, as I’ve now got a couple of TT chainrings to choose from it might be handy to have a short section of chain to “Splice” when using the bigger ring, so I’m not using a slacker chain with the smaller ring… Anyone else do this?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    They work just fine. I discovered this after breaking a link plate on a ride with my (Shimano 10-speed) Amazon and only finding a SRAM 9-speed link in my little bag of spares. It’s been on ever since (a couple of thousand miles later) with no problems whatsoever.

    Premier Icon faustus
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    Definitely fine. Especially as 10-spd sram links are 1 use only, which is crap (and expensive). Have a sram 9 speed powerlink on a ten speed clark’s chains for a couple of thousand miles without issues. No extra wear or shifting problems.

    munrobiker
    Member

    I have a shop bag of 8 speed ones and use these in all speeds of chain just fine, including 10spd.

    gonzy
    Member

    i’m surprised you managed to get it to fit. i tried the same when i did my upgrade and couldnt get the link to fit.
    i cant say its going to do your chain any good and i’d expect it to be an absolute PITA to remove

    EDIT: i just realized when i was trying to fit a 9sp link it was to a 8sp chain…obviously wont go on!!
    and i also had problems sticking a 10sp SRAM link to a 10sp SLX chain… 😳

    i’ll get my coat…..

    atlaz
    Member

    Depends on the chain and link. I found a SRAM 9-speed link went fine onto a Shimano 10-speed 105 chain. I changed it a few days later but it was a fine stop-gap.

    Got about 4 9spd sram links on me 8spd road chain – time for a new chain.

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