I wanted to clean my chain so I used my multitool to remove it. I soaked it in some solvent took it out and dried it. But when I was taking it out, it came out in two pieces. After draining the solvent I realized there was a master link that I could have used to separate the links instead of the tool. (I feel very stupid about this) I put it back together but where I took the pin out, it feels stiff. It still moves, but definitely not as freely as the rest of the chain. Does this mean the chain is no longer good? That sucks if it does since I just bought this chain not long ago.
Any help will be appreciated,