Easy derailleur install question/chain interface
So I'm working on my first ground-up build ever and this is my first time installing a RD or even messing with it.
I have the chain installed, installed and adjusted my FD and now have cabled my RD but didn't crimp it down or anything because I noticed that it's in the 3rd smallest cog and it somewhat naturally wants to be in that cog. Is that normal? Should I go ahead and continue or how should I overcome this?
The RD cable isn't under any tension, isn't even clamped down with the bolt and I am worried about this because I was under the impression that the limits should be adjusted from smallest to biggest cog and the tension/indexing would screw up if the start is the 3rd smallest cog.
I tried manually manipulating the RD/chain to the smallest cog like the instructions said. Unfortunately, with that, and with any pedaling, it naturally goes to the 3rd gear. I didn't touch the limits yet.