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    half link question

    I've never had to use a half link until now. I put it on and it is super tight. I took it on & off a couple times to see if it would loosen up, no go. It's fine and loose until the pin starts to go through last outer plate. Then it just binds up. I put the chain on and spun the cranks a few times. Other than a little hitch in the rotation, it seems alright, but that tight spot bugs me. Is this right?

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    Try to use the chain tool to loosen the plate. Do it on booth sides of the pin. Use some oil.

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    this is super common with chain installation. you have the grab the chain on either side of the tight link and carefully flex the chain laterally back and forth a tiny bit to loosen up the stiff link (don't over do it). check park's maintenance website for photos or youtube has bike videos demonstrating how to do this correctly.

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