Is it bad to remove 2 links from a used chain and essentially shorten it? Will this affect the ride negatively in any way?
Went for a 300km ride, came home and noticed red/orange rust on the master link section of chain. Turns out the master link, rivet style, lost an o-ring and the roller lost all its grease, hence the rust. The chain is maintained well and in in overall great shape. Seems like a waste to get a new chain from one bad link. Considering removing 2 links and installing a new master link. What say you guys?