Originally Posted by Creative Engineering
Remove your chain and lay it out on a flat surface. Look to see it the chain is twisted lenthwise. I've seen several new chains that were twisted. This causes a lot of problems, and the chain should not be used.
I've seen that too and pretty bad on a couple of my chains. It didn't cause trouble though except for an occasional "tic" which went away. I wonder if you can't simply un-twist with a pair of channel locks or even a couple screwdrivers?