SRAM 971 Chain Problems – Very stiff when re-making

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  • SRAM 971 Chain Problems – Very stiff when re-making
  • iceman8
    Member

    Encountered a weird one today and was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar / knows how to remedy it:

    Using a relatively new Sram 971 9spd chain, when I break it out (e.g. to remove a link) and then remake it the re-made joint becomes virtually impossible to move. I tried it with a spare bit of the same chain I had lying around and find the same – every time a make a link back up it becomes really stiff. I tried the same process with an old chain and had no problems.

    I have never had this problem before and have used chain splitters on loads of chains over the years so would initially rule out “user error”.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    tacopowell
    Member

    Just having the same problem,
    Can anyone shed some light?

    Premier Icon sparkyrhino
    Subscriber

    use the power link

    tacopowell
    Member

    I am but I’ve had but in my situation I’ve had to shorten the chain, the links I’ve rebuilt are so bleeding stiff.

    Premier Icon Del
    Subscriber

    just free it off with the splitter? it’s just the outer links pinching a bit tight is all i would expect?

    Use more power links! You can’t rejoin 9/10/11 speed chains the old way.

    bigyinn
    Member

    Yes you can. Use the inner plates on the chain splitter to push the pin out of the outer plates a smidge.

    tacopowell
    Member

    Yes you can. Use the inner plates on the chain splitter to push the pin out of the outer plates a smidge.

    Bang on! Many Thanks,
    You learn something new everyday!

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