Originally Posted by wagathon
What is the number of teeth on the largest cog?
The largest cog has 32 teeth, and the derailleur is a Deore. My bike is a 2005 GF Marlin, and these are the items that it came with.
I don't know if there was any contact between the derailleur and the pully before I replaced the cable, but after I replaced it, there was contact, but only when backpedalling in the small chainring, big cog position.
I tightened the B-screw enough to remove all contact between the derailleur and cog, but by doing that I created a sluggish upshift to the smallest cog, especially in the middle chainring (and to a bit lesser extent when in the large chainring).
The bike shifts good to the smallest cog when not being ridden (makeshift stand = hung from the rafters), and pulling and releasing the cable by hand to shift from the smallest to the next smallest cog. It is very hesitant to shift to the smallest cog while being ridden. All other shifts are great (indexing is able to be set perfectly, just not that last upshift).