ibgarrow wrote:Now I'm in trouble.
I found the derailleur jockey wheels completely worn out, so new ones ordered, derailleur degreaser (mess) and wheels replaced. Now to fit my new chain...
Except my piece of crap Chinese chain tool was so imprecise, it's snapped off the rivet from the guide pin that guides it in. End result is that the rivet isn't entering the chain link straight, and I don't want to force the issue in case I damage the chain!
Any ideas, other than using a split link to join the chain?
the link with the pin in wonky is now 'damaged' in the side plates and will never be the same again. Thus you should remove it and throw it away. Having done that, the obvious repair is to fit a quicklink.