I'm new here, so let me know if this is in the wrong place!
I'm taking apart one of my bikes because i want to paint it. Took me three weeks to get the back wheel off (stupid stripped nut. filed the whole thing off), and when i did, i discovered that the chain managed to loop itself THROUGH the frame. I have NO idea how this could have happened. After running through all the curse words in existence, i was hoping you guys could tell me how i could possibly remove it. Its like one of those stupid wire puzzles from ******* barrel or something.
Looks like this:
sorry for the crappy pic, it's 10:30 and dark out.
Any idea how it happened, how to reverse it, or how to remove the chain entirely? I have minimal tools, and live in a stupid town in the middle of nowhere, so taking it to a bike shop is unfortunately out of the question.