another cry for help on chains
Hi all, I removed the 8-speed shimano chain from my roadie yesterday with then intention of giving it a thorough clean ahead of a ride today. I soaked it in white spirit for about 2 hours, then rinsed it out and dried. Now, when I was looking over the chain before re-lubing I noticed several stiff links. I tried nudging the pins a bit as suggested, but in one case the overlapping plates seemed to be much closer together than the rest. Could this link have been damaged/bent beyond repair? (It was the first time I've used a chain tool)
I haven't relubed the chain yet (I need to buy some tomorrow), but I'm not too hopeful that it'll solve the problem of the plates having such little clearance.