Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
Originally Posted by Domromer
that could be it, so when I tighten up the cable, I need to be on the smallest front ring and largest cog?
You have to be in the smallest front chainring and the front shifter has to be in it's easiest shift position. Assuming you have Shimano STIs, I generally push the little lever a half dozen times or so before connecting the shift cable to the derailleur. Then I pull the cable just snug with my needle nose pliers and tighten that sucker down. I seldom find it necessary to do any fine tuneing using a barrel adjuster.