Ok, apparently everyone knows the trick but me. That or I have really bad luck getting chains where the powerlink is just deformed enough to make it really friggin HARD to seperate. Which somehow I doubt.
I put a brand new SRAM PC-58 chain on my bike yesterday and soon decided that it would probably be best if I shortened the thing by a link or two. No problem, new chain, had it around the block once or twice, time to work that Power Link magic... instead I'm fiddling with the thing for 5 minutes getting my hands dirty all over again without any luck at all. I had the link on the bottom side of the loop and tried, then on the topside of the loop, then I completely removed the chain fron the crank to remove all pressure what so ever. Each time the link bent into a Z shape instead of releasing no matter how hard I tried to keep it straight to disengage the link.
So... what am I doing wrong here folks?