The original chain should be easier to work with. When you get the new O-Ring chain, it's the compression of the O-Rings, combined with the supplied lube, that gets tricky. Sometimes it's easier to try to compress and halfway assemble the chain on the bench-to get a feel for it, before putting the chain on the bike. OMNew bike. 2012. I have an O ring chain on order. I was just to eager to try it out and couldn't wait!