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Old 07-05-06, 07:17 PM
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any particular order in adjusting derailleurs?

I admit now that it is an art rather than a science when adjusting derailleurs.

I'm trying to learn.

When you guys adjust your bikes (assuming you need to adjust both derailleurs) do you adjust the front before the rear or vice versa?

I've spent 3 hours in the past 2 days working on my mtn bike. Not a lot of headway but i think I have destroyed it and made it rideable again.

Just looking for some advice that I couldn't find in the search.

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Follow the instructions step by step.
1st time will take a while, after that you will be able to do it in a few minutes.
If you can change the front from the large ring to the small ring you will can do the back and then the front.


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When I install a new derailleur, I first adjust the limit screws, then attach the cable and adjust the tension. Once the limit screws are set at installition, you shouldn't have to make any further adjustments to them. Shifting problems that are usually cable tension related, and proper adjustment with barrel adjusters are usually the fix, but you may need to replace the cables if they are old or reset the tension.
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Old 07-05-06, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by timhines
When you guys adjust your bikes (assuming you need to adjust both derailleurs) do you adjust the front before the rear or vice versa?
I guess it might be possible to adjust the front derailleur first, but it's a whole lot easier if you do the rear derailleur first. You have to move the chain on the back from the largest to the smallest cog in order to set the front limit screws.
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Old 07-05-06, 10:03 PM
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rear, then front. set the limit screws and adjust the tension. then move on to the front (limits, tension, yada yada yada).
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