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Jockey Wheels are Good To Go
Thanks, Bassplayinbiker, for your thoughts. The jockey wheels spin freely, and, yes, I did use locktite, to assemble the cage together, but the issue is the spring tension
on the cage. The spring I'm refering to is in what's called the lower body. If you can see the attachment you'll see the spring is listed as part number 813/A (sorry, that's the biggest file I could upload here, so the diagram is rather small) which fits in the "lower body."
If I recall, the procedure was to give the entire cage assembly a 360 degree spin counterclockwise once you've taken out the stop bolt (part number 812/1A) to allow for a complete turn. When I do this, the tension is much too great and the chain doesn't travel through the jockey wheels very freely. Maybe someone knows the proper procedure for setting the tension. This is a standard length dérailleur used on a road bike with 14/22 freewheel.
Any thoughts will be welcomed,