So I've had this chain on my bike for about 3 months and now want to remove the master link.
Following all instructions I can find on the topic, I do the following:
1. Shape the chain in a U with the master link at the top.
2. Press in on both links to remove pressure on the pins.
3. At the same time, press inward on the adjacent links to slide the pins in.
I'm not having much luck doing this by hand. I don't seem to be able to do it with a needlenose and a vise-grip either.
Anything I'm missing?
Right now I have decided to let it stew in a bath of Simple Green, hoping it's some dirt that's causing it.