I put a new chain on my bike and after 3 rides or so, I developed a stiff link. I'm not sure what caused the issue, but now it barely bends at the pin at all, unless forced. It causes skipping problems when it goes through the derailleur. I've tried scrubbing it and applying lube to the link that is stuck, but that hasn't had any effect.
It's a 10 speed chain, so I'm wary about trying to just remove the link, since these chains are not as easy to reconnect and I need to keep the chain long to work well with the wide range 3x10 MTB drivetrain.
Is there any way to fix this stuck link?