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TOUR 12/2013
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Chain rivet extractors

Reader’s question

I’m looking for a chain rivet extractor, as my old one has quit the service. Now, I had to realise that there are great differences in prices as well as in quality. With some of them you cannot even rivet an 11-speed chain which has meanwhile become standard. For Campa I need another rivet extractor extra, pressing the pin wide. Wouldn’t it fit even without? Couldn’t you shed light on that point. There are quite a lot of tools on offer.

Reply by Dirk Zedler, TOUR technology expert and bicycle expert 

You are right, there are meanwhile lots of different chain rivet extractors on the market. This is justified, as the system differs partly a lot. The width of the chain is very important when it comes to accurately riveting a chain in a workshop. Therefore, you should not use an 8-speed chain rivet extractor to rivet an 11-speed chain. With an original Campagnolo chain rivet tool you can open and reclose an 11-speed chain and spread open the other rivet subsequently. If you use an original Campa chain tool, you only need one tool. Personally, I always use the original tool to be on the safe side and to avoid damage due to improper assembly. Because a chain break as risk for the cyclist should not be underestimated.

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