So I decided to install KMC "Missing Links" on two mountain bikes - thinking it will make it much easier to keep the drivetrain clean. Both bikes have KMC chains - both marked "narrow". I brought the chains to LBS in order to make sure I got the right part (7.1 mm pin - the shortest of the 6/7/8-speed chain options). Anyway, after installing, I noticed there is A LOT of play in the missing link. Way more than my SRAM powerlink on my road bike. In fact, there is so much play, that when I was relubing the chain in a ziplock, it came undone in the bag. I know the riding tension is required for proper function, but it doesn't give me a "warm fuzzy feeling" to see it just fall apart that easily.
Anyone have any experience here?
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