Hey folks, First off I ride a 2008 Specialized Hardrock. Last summer I was out on a long ride and messed up a few links on my chain. Since I was in the middle of nowhere I had to remove the damaged links and reattach the chain. I didn't notice it recently - now I'm having trouble getting into my top chain ring because the chain is too short.
I know I shouldn't replace the chain because it will likely mess up my drive train so I'm wondering about maybe just adding a couple links back into the chain. If so I'd need to buy the same type of chain that I already have but I'm not sure how to identify the make/model of the chain.
I need some advice here, I really don't want to have to replace my entire drive train because I'm a couple of links short in my chain. HELP!!!