A followup to my own question, seeking specific help. I'd like to know if anyone is using a set of "master link pliers" (something like Park's
MLP-1 MLP-1.2, or try this search) to help them with derailer-free chain work?
I have an IGH without a derailer or tensioner, so my chain line resembles a fixie / SS setup. The chain has an ok amount of tension, but without a derailer, generating enough slack in the chain to both remove and reattach the power link isn't happening unless I remove the rear wheel. Will a tool like the Park MLP-1 allow me to get the chain off and back on again for regular cleaning without forcing me to remove the rear wheel?