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Old 03-11-18, 05:48 PM
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A barrel adjuster serves nearly no purpose with a friction shifting arrangement. As long as the limit screws are set properly and you didn't leave too much slack when you attached the cable to the fd in it's most "relaxed" (smallest chainring) position the shifting should be fine. However that assumes you have the fd's cage close enough to the largest chainring and aligned well.
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