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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-05-09, 01:13 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-05-09, 01:29 PM   #2
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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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