Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

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roubaixtuesday
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Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

Postby roubaixtuesday » 12 Jun 2019, 3:10pm

Discovered my cheapo multitool had fallen to bits in my saddlebag so resolved to buy something higher quality.

Park have a very good reputation for tools, the attached looked perfect

https://www.evanscycles.com/park-i-beam ... t-EV264842

But the chain splitter claims only 10s compatible? Is this real - I didn't think there would be any difference 10s to 11s (and I thought they would be downwards compatible to 8/9s too?)

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Re: Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

Postby mjr » 12 Jun 2019, 3:33pm

I think the prongs/teeth/cradle need to be thin enough to fit inside the chain (and still hard enough not to bend) and the rear plate support needs to wind in far enough to hold the chain square to the pin. It's unusual if a 10-speed chain tool can't do down to 5 speeds and most work on single-speed chain too.
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Re: Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

Postby Brucey » 12 Jun 2019, 3:51pm

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Re: Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

Postby geocycle » 12 Jun 2019, 3:55pm

Yes its to do with the diameter of the pin. I got caught out last week when my old chain tool wouldn't fit the 11 speed chain. I've no idea about the park 10 speed but if you are buying a new one I'd go for an 11 speed compatible if that is what you need. They should work the other way as long as the pin is strong enough.

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Re: Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

Postby mjr » 12 Jun 2019, 4:02pm


Ah, 5 to 12 speed but not Campag 11... so Sports Dreck translate that as "10 speed compatible" :roll:
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Re: Chain splitter tool 9/10/11 speed compatibility

Postby roubaixtuesday » 12 Jun 2019, 4:11pm

thanks all