Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: 03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
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It really doesn't sound like a shifter problem. It sounds like the rear setup has a bias, as it would with a bent hanger, where the chain "wants" to move in a certain direction. You can counteract that with the barrel adjuster, but then the RD will be too far in the other direction and it will eventually move the chain. So my bet's on the hanger alignment.
But you could be right about the housing. 8000 mi on a housing is a lot. Offsetting a slow housing with the RD would have a similar effect to counteracting a bent hanger.
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