This is what you might expect to hear if a link in your chain is not articulating correctly around the pins.
There are two causes for this sound, depending on the type of closure you use for your chain.
- A quick link / master link was not completely closed when it was installed.
- A pin was installed, but has been pushed too far into the link, causing it to bind.
Steps To Resolve
- Remove the quick link / master link completely, and examine the link. Make sure that the edge that aligns with the pin groove has not been deformed by improper application of force. If the edge has been deformed, throw away the link.
- Reseat the link, and ensure that the edge and the pin groove are aligned. This should be an easy fit. If you are applying force, then the link is probably not useful.
- Using your closing pliers, ensure that the links has fully closed. You should be able to hear it click shut. Make sure you apply pressure to the links on either side of your quick link so that both sides are completely closed.
- Locate the pin which is causing the trouble. It should be the pin you most recently installed, and you can typically identify it because it will be flat on one side without an indent.
- Using your chain breaker tool, position the push rod against the problem pin, and push it very gently outward, approximately .25mm at a time, and test the articulation.
- When the pin articulates freely, you’re done.
Your Neo is working normally.