Always count the links in your old chain and cut the new one down to size BEFORE pressing the side plate onto the master link. This will save you from haywiring something up to pry said side plate back off the pins so you CAN take off those 2 extra links.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and / I took the one less traveled by, and / now where the hell am I?
This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic. (Originally Posted by Human Ills, 7/1/14)