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A tight link is always a problem when putting a chain back together or adding links.
The thing to do is the grab the chain with both hands on either side of the stiff link. Then put your thumbs on the link on either side and bend the chain laterally (Side to side), a few times. This will put sideways pressure on the stiff link and spread it open a little. This should solve your problems.
Backpedal and watch the lower jockey pulley to see if the chain is still stiff as it goes through the derailleur. If it is, repeat the process.
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