I got a new chain and I discovered it's 1in short(1 inner and 1 outer).
This is the chain I got
SRAM 9-speed PC-971 its 114 link, the same chain that comes with the Surly LongHaulTrucker(they say on the site though which I just foundI didn't know till now that it was 2 links to short. Why do they do this? I guess I don't really know what I am asking anymore. But why?"SRAM PC-971 , Silver. 116 links"
It seems most all SRAM chains come 114, which is to short for my gear ratio. but all Shimano come 116 which is perfect.
I guess I could go with a Shimano but I liked the SRAM chain it came with because of the masterlink its easier to deal with.