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stiff link after fitting chain

stpboystpboy Posts: 30
edited November 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
i took my chain off to give it a proper clean and refitted it, now the link that i joined it back with is stiff and doesnt move freely anymore causing the chain to jump at the back cog. I don't know what to do and its made my night very frustrating. Any help would be appreciated, thanks


  • Free it up or fit a quick link
  • 16mm16mm Posts: 545
    your chain breaker should have a extra plate to push the chain against.
    A bit hard to describe, but you need to wind the pin out a bit further and you can put the chain against the next plate that will allow the pin to loosen the link. You only need to turn the pin a small amount.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Waggle it sideways a bit. But I would agree on a missing/quick link.
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