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over all lots wrong here....can't get into it all

If it worked you before should be able to get it work without spacers.

there is no adjustment of the derailler for spacing between gears (jumps as you call it) that is all controlled by the shifter..... If you don't know what something does....don't monkey with it is good rule that I was taught, find out what it does, then monkey

when you talk about small ring on cassette and small ring on on crank, it is called cross chaining and often will not shift well. there is also no need to do it, as you can get an equal gear with a different combo. If you need higher gearing shift to a bigger ring on the crank first (you also should not use the big/big combo)
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