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Trouble shifting into smallest cog on 10 speed setup
I replaced the cable set for a friend's Scott Addict last night, and I had trouble tuning it properly. It doesn't want to go into the smallest cog. It will, sometimes, and sometimes just 'thinks' about it and doesn't.
The limit screw is backed all the way off. The derailleur can't come out anymore. The hanger isn't bent. The derailleur isn't bent.
It seems like I just need a little more separation between the cassette and the derailleur. I see three ways to accomplish this:
1) Add a small washer on the drive side wheel shaft.
2) Replace the Mavic (thick) cassette spacer with one or more 'regular' spacers, thus moving the cassette in slightly more. This assumes the locknut would still fit on right.
3) Add a thin washer between the derailleur and the frame.
What do you guys think the best solution would be? I'd estimate I need to move it 1mm to 1.5mm. Also, what do you think is wrong with this thing in the first place?