So, I decided to build a fixie as a little learning project to familiarize myself with the way the most simple of bikes is put together and maintained. I've got everything pretty close to completion (frame, wheels, hardware, cranks and new BB, etc etc), although I am kinda stumped on the proper way to disconnect and then reattach chain links to get the desired length.
I found the length I wanted, busted out my chain tool, and went to work. What happened was that any link I re-attached was totally binded. I could barely get them to "swivel" as they should with my bare hands. I tried a few tips and wiggled them in different angles. I tried removing and re-poking the pin in. I did it three times on different chain slices and every time (even when i was SUPER sure I hit the pin direct on and could not have possible bent the actual chain) it binded up.
Anyone have any tips? I tried two different chain tools. The chain is 3/32... would this be a problem for any reason? Do I need to regrease it a lot or something? Thanks in advance for helping a newbie .