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Old 03-05-18, 03:38 PM
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Suggestions: do everything you can to minimize friction. Oil (perhaps with Tri-Flo or the like) all the pivots in the derailleur body. There are at least 4 and maybe as many as 8. Make sure the cable runs smoothly inside the housing with no kinks, especially where the cable goes into or emerges from the housing, the pod and the derailleur. See to it the pod is operating smoothly. Also see to it the cable isn't too tight. Try backing off just a touch. You will have a barrel or nut on the cable run, either at the pod or the derailleur (usually. Do loosening by very small amounts, then ride and test your shifts. Loosening will make shifting back up more difficult and may not be the right answer here. (This advise overlaps with FBs. Follow his advise also.)

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