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    derauiler cable adj help pls

    ok my lbs did some adjustments and I am not pleased...it now hessitates slightly when shifting from the smallest rear gear up to the next one or two...do I need to loosen the rear barrel adjustment ?? If so is that a clockwise turn facing the front of the bike from the rear ??

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    Yes. Loosen. It is an unscrewing motion--as if you are trying to remove the barrel adjuster from the derailleur.

    Unscrew a couple of clicks. See whether it helps.

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    The cable needs more tension, turn the rear barrel counter-clockwise. Turn it 1/8 of a turn, then test ride. If it's still doing it turn it a tiny bit more, test. Repeat as needed. If you turn it too much and it hesitates to drop down to smaller cogs then the cable has too much tension, the barrel adjuster needs to be turned clockwise. Got it?

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    yes hats what its doing now so I think its too tight
    what about the barrel adjs by the top tube ??

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    What do you mean by smallest rear gear?
    Smallest cog or lowest gear?
    The answers are opposite of each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcman View Post
    yes hats what its doing now so I think its too tight
    what about the barrel adjs by the top tube ??
    Same deal; CCW adds tension, CW reduces tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcman View Post
    ok my lbs did some adjustments and I am not pleased...it now hessitates slightly when shifting from the smallest rear gear up to the next one or two...do I need to loosen the rear barrel adjustment ?? If so is that a clockwise turn facing the front of the bike from the rear ??
    It could be either way. It depends on what kind of rear derailleur you have.

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