Old 07-23-07, 04:18 PM
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Don't worry, this is completely normal for many brands of chains, and it is easy to fix.

When you press the pin back in, the link will normally stick and seize. To unseize it, simply grab the chain around the offending link, with your thumbs flat on the side plates of the neighboring links. FLEX the chain towards/away from your body a couple times (perpendicular to the direction that the chain links bend).

Flexing the chain in this way a couple times will normally loosen the link, allowing it to roll normally!

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